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Conducting wire   /kəndˈəktɪŋ wˈaɪər/   Listen
Conducting wire

A metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance.  Synonym: wire.

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"Conducting wire" Quotes from Famous Books

... lines of force. It is the interaction of their lines of force that causes the attractions and repulsions in active movable conductors. These lines of magnetic force act on magnetic needles like other lines of magnetic force and tend to set movable magnetic needles at right angles to the conducting wire. ...
— Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV • John Lord

... young kid. A flask with about six pounds of gunpowder, and having the conducting wires attached, was then sewn into the kid's belly. Two Strong ropes were also tied to this bait; and, to one of these, the conducting wire was firmly bound with small cord. The ropes were about thirty yards long, and had each attached to its extremities one of the inflated goat-skins used by water-carriers. Hall, with his goat-skin under his arm, and a coil of loose rope in his hand, took one side of the ...
— Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851. • Various

Words linked to "Conducting wire" :   filament, lead, jumper lead, telegraph line, jumper cable, telephone line, conductor, telegraph wire, booster cable, telephone wire, patchcord, lead-in

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