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flatiron

[ flat-ahy-ern ]
/ ˈflætˌaɪ ərn /
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noun

a nonelectric iron with a flat bottom, heated for use in pressing clothes, cloth, etc.
Geology. (in the Western U.S.) a triangular hogback that resembles a flatiron resting on its base.

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Origin of flatiron

First recorded in 1735–45; flat1 + iron
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British Dictionary definitions for flatiron

flatiron
/ (ˈflætˌaɪən) /

noun

(formerly) an iron for pressing clothes that was heated by being placed on a stove, etc
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