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soldering iron

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noun
  1. an instrument for melting and applying solder.

Origin of soldering iron

First recorded in 1680–90
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Examples from the Web for soldering iron

Historical Examples

  • Do not touch the metal with the soldering-iron and then take it away.

    How to Become an Engineer

    Frank W. Doughty

  • The plumber under the sink had a gas-jet and a soldering-iron, and he was raising a smell of warm lead and flux.

    Gray youth

    Oliver Onions

  • Still visible were the marks of the soldering-iron, in a ragged line, about three inches from the top.

    Darkness and Dawn

    George Allan England

  • The scorching was done with molten lead, or in very dark places with a soldering-iron.

    Intarsia and Marquetry

    F. Hamilton Jackson


British Dictionary definitions for soldering iron

soldering iron

noun
  1. a hand tool consisting of a handle fixed to a copper tip that is heated, electrically or in a flame, and used to melt and apply solder
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