underwire

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

under- +‎ wire

Noun[edit]

underwire (plural underwires)

  1. A semicircular wire placed in a bra to support the breasts.
  2. A bra that includes such wires.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

underwire (third-person singular simple present underwires, present participle underwiring, simple past and past participle underwired)

  1. To fix such a wire in place.