locking wire

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safety wire

A wire made of galvanized low-carbon, or annealed stainless, steel or brass that is used to secure bolts, pins, clips, and other fasteners so that they will not vibrate loose in operation. Also called locking wire or lockwire.
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Criminals cut locking wires on Ford Transit, disabling central locking.
"For instance, locking wires require a special bolt and take time to wire together; chemical adhesive application can be inconsistent and don't work well in high temperature; and deformed threads can gall during initial assembly or lose effectiveness in later disassembly and reassembly."
They used a thin-bladed instrument to slide inside a rear door and cut central locking wires.