follow Dictionary.com

Your favorite word could be our Word of the Day!

flatiron

[flat-ahy-ern] /ˈflætˌaɪ ərn/
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
1735-1745
1735-45; flat1 + iron
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for flatiron

flatiron

/ˈflætˌaɪən/
noun
1.
(formerly) an iron for pressing clothes that was heated by being placed on a stove, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for flatiron

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for flatiron

11
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for flatiron