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iron-on

[ahy-ern-on, -awn] /ˈaɪ ərnˌɒn, -ˌɔn/
adjective
1.
designed to be applied with heat and pressure, as by an iron:
an iron-on patch for pants.
noun
2.
a design, patch, or the like, applied by ironing on.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; noun use of verb phrase iron on
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Examples from the web for iron-on
  • Following the package instructions, apply the iron-on adhesive to the back side of the yellow cotton.
  • Remove one back pocket from the jeans and decorate with embroidery or an iron-on patch.
  • No more iron-on patches, rubber bands for ponytails, tight boots or wet knotted shoestrings.
Word Origin and History for iron-on
adj.

1959, from iron (v.) + on.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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