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soldering iron

an instrument for melting and applying solder.
Origin of soldering iron
First recorded in 1680-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for soldering iron
Historical Examples
  • Graham busied himself with the soldering iron and another headband.

    Final Weapon Everett B. Cole
  • The soldering iron is, or should be, conquered by this time.

    Elements of Plumbing Samuel Dibble
  • I had something like a soldering iron that I could press against the screw-head.

    The Trouble with Telstar John Berryman
  • Just remember that every touch of your soldering iron is critical.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • An' about this engine—Jim—ain't you got ne'er a pal as can use a soldering iron?

  • Patrick heated a soldering iron in a little furnace in which burned glowing charcoal.

  • He laid his soldering iron down and massaged the small of his back, grimacing slightly.

    Final Weapon Everett B. Cole
  • She took the soldering iron out of her locker, plugged it in, and reached out for the pan of 731 wires.

  • She saw the soldering iron and the tiny flame that rose as he carefully passed it along the edges of the zinc.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • Few boys seem to be aware of the entertainment they may obtain with a soldering iron, a pair of shears, and a file.

British Dictionary definitions for soldering iron

soldering iron

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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