What does the word wire mean?

Usage examples for wire

  1. There is so much wire- pulling here in the army. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  2. It broke once before an' dad fixed it with a piece of wire. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  3. You think you can talk along a wire in the air over that distance? – The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone