2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wiry \Wir"y\, adjective [Written also wiery.]

1. Made of wire; like wire; drawn out like wire.

2. Capable of endurance; tough; sinewy; as, a wiry frame or constitution. "A little wiry sergeant of meek demeanor and strong sense." --Dickens.

He bore his age well, and seemed to retain a wiry vigor and alertness. --Hawthorne.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: lean and sinewy [syn: {stringy}, {wiry}]

2: of or relating to wire

3: of hair that resembles wire in stiffness; "wiry red hair"

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