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box iron

a flatiron that is heated by inserting live coals or a piece of hot metal in its boxlike holder.
Origin of box iron
1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Thinking of her future absence, mother turned away and cried; and the box-iron singed the blanket.

    Lorna Doone R. D. Blackmore
  • When it has absorbed the steam, and while wet, iron it with a box-iron.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton

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