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soldering iron

an instrument for melting and applying solder.
Origin of soldering iron
1680-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Do not touch the metal with the soldering-iron and then take it away.

    How to Become an Engineer Frank W. Doughty
  • The scorching was done with molten lead, or in very dark places with a soldering-iron.

    Intarsia and Marquetry F. Hamilton Jackson
  • Still visible were the marks of the soldering-iron, in a ragged line, about three inches from the top.

    Darkness and Dawn George Allan England
  • The plumber under the sink had a gas-jet and a soldering-iron, and he was raising a smell of warm lead and flux.

    Gray youth Oliver Onions
British Dictionary definitions for soldering-iron

soldering iron

a hand tool consisting of a handle fixed to a copper tip that is heated, electrically or in a flame, and used to melt and apply solder
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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