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Definition of "wiretap" []

  • A concealed listening or recording device connected to a communications circuit. (noun)
  • The act of installing such a device. (noun)
  • To connect a concealed listening or recording device to. (verb-transitive)
  • To monitor (a telephone line) by means of such a device. (verb-transitive)
  • To install a concealed listening or recording device or use it to monitor communications. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wiretap" in a sentence
  • "John Sununu, R-N. H., and others that certain wiretap and record seizure provisions violate privacy rights."
  • "An unwarranted wiretap is perfectly legal — so long as you go to the FISA court within 3 days after the fact."
  • "From what I understand, the acutal process of apply for and recieving permission to wiretap is so slow, that by the time you got such permission, the opportunity would be gone."