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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. 2017.
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  • "You may reflect on this, Pringle," Kenzie stated and waved his soldering iron in the air.

    The Kenzie Report Mark Clifton
  • He laid his soldering iron down and massaged the small of his back, grimacing slightly.

    Final Weapon Everett B. Cole
  • The solder used in the following work with the soldering iron is called 1⁄2 and 1⁄2.

    Elements of Plumbing Samuel Dibble
  • She took the soldering iron out of her locker, plugged it in, and reached out for the pan of 731 wires.

  • An' about this engine—Jim—ain't you got ne'er a pal as can use a soldering iron?

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

  • For soldering iron and steel, a very small portion of sal ammoniac is of great advantage to the mixture for promoting toughness.

  • Our genius of the soldering iron replaced flesh and blood with some wiring and, presto, we had centralized engine control.

    The Knights of Arthur Frederik Pohl
  • Just remember that every touch of your soldering iron is critical.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Cool off in water and file the end of soldering iron smooth.

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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