Definitions

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  • n. A high speed digital link standard originally developed by Apple Inc. now covered by the IEEE1394-1995 standard, usually spelled FireWire.
  • n. A system of wires or tubes designed to detect fire and trigger automatic fire-extinguishers in an aircraft engine compartment for example.

Etymologies

fire + wire (Wiktionary)

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