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steam iron

an electric iron with a water chamber, which emits steam onto the fabric or garment being ironed.
Origin of steam iron
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for steam iron
  • They were left there in much the same way as the coating in the bottom of a teakettle or steam iron.
  • steam iron cleaner is a substance used to clean steam irons.
British Dictionary definitions for steam iron

steam iron

an electric iron that emits steam from channels in the iron face to facilitate the pressing and ironing of clothes, etc, the steam being produced from water contained within the iron
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