wiretap

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wire +‎ tap

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wiretap (plural wiretaps)

  1. A concealed device connected to a telephone or other communications system that allows a third party to listen or record conversations.
  2. The act of installing such a device.

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wiretap (third-person singular simple present wiretaps, present participle wiretapping, simple past and past participle wiretapped)

  1. To install or to use such a device.

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