One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A wrapping or covering composed of turns of wire.
2Electronics. A procedure for securely connecting a wire to a pin by winding it round the pin using a tool or machine designed for the purpose; the practice of making electrical connections in this way.
Mid 19th century. From wire + wrapping.
wire wrapping/ˌwʌɪə ˈrapɪŋ/
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