Backside hiding in Wireframe mode??

If the drawmode of a mesh is set to wireframe,
is it then possible to hide the edges that would be hidden in shaded mode.

I don’t think you can do that.

You can draw the wire in shaded mode (draw extra -> wire in the object buttons) but then you see also the faces.

Select them in Edit mode and press H, Alt-H to unhide. It won’t hide them in Object mode though.