flatiron

flatiron

[flat-ahy-ern]
noun
1.
a nonelectric iron with a flat bottom, heated for use in pressing clothes, cloth, etc.
2.
Geology. (in the Western U.S.) a triangular hogback that resembles a flatiron resting on its base.

Origin:
1735–45; flat1 + iron

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

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