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iron-on

[ahy-ern-on, -awn]
adjective
  1. designed to be applied with heat and pressure, as by an iron: an iron-on patch for pants.
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noun
  1. a design, patch, or the like, applied by ironing on.
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Origin of iron-on

First recorded in 1955–60; noun use of verb phrase iron on
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Word Origin and History for iron-on

adj.

1959, from iron (v.) + on.

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