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/ ˈsɒd ər /
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any of various alloys fused and applied to the joint between metal objects to unite them without heating the objects to the melting point.
anything that joins or unites: the solder of their common cause.
verb (used with object)
to join (metal objects) with solder.
to join closely and intimately: two fates inseparably soldered by misfortune.
to mend; repair; patch up.
verb (used without object)
to unite things with solder.
to become soldered or united; grow together.
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Origin of solder
1325–75; (noun) Middle English soudour<Old French soudure, soldure, derivative of solder to solder <Latin solidāre to make solid, equivalent to solid(us) solid + -āre infinitive suffix; (v.) late Middle English, derivative of the noun
OTHER WORDS FROM solder
sol·der·a·ble, adjectivesol·der·er, nounsol·der·less, adjectivede·sol·der, verb (used with object)
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How to use solder in a sentence
Also there were hammers and anvils and soldering irons and a charcoal furnace and many other tools such as a tinsmith works with.The Tin Woodman of Oz|L. Frank Baum
Silver thimbles are easily worn through at the end, and they can be quickly repaired by soldering from the inside.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
The soldering iron is, or should be, conquered by this time.Elements of Plumbing|Samuel Dibble
Older yet were the bronze gods, made before the art of soldering was invented, and formed of beaten plates joined by small nails.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1|Andrew Lang
When soldering such small pieces the charcoal block is indispensable, for depressions are easily made in it where necessary.Copper Work|Augustus F. Rose
British Dictionary definitions for solder
/ (ˈsɒldə, US ˈsɒdər) /
an alloy for joining two metal surfaces by melting the alloy so that it forms a thin layer between the surfaces. Soft solders are alloys of lead and tin; brazing solders are alloys of copper and zinc
something that joins things together firmly; a bond
to join or mend or be joined or mended with or as if with solder
Derived forms of soldersolderable, adjectivesolderer, noun
Word Origin for solder
C14: via Old French from Latin solidāre to strengthen, from solidus solid
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