from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An iron for pressing clothes, especially one that is heated externally, as on a hearth or stove.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An iron for smoothing cloth. It is made very hot and then passed quickly and firmly over the dampened surface of the fabric to be smoothed. Also sad-iron, or simply iron.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An iron with a flat, smooth surface for ironing clothes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A simple iron (for pressing laundry) which is heated on a stove
  • noun especially referring to the shape of a building a quadrilateral with two parallel sides, one of which is very short, and whose non-parallel sides are longer than either parallel side.
  • adjective Having a flatiron shape

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an iron that was heated by placing it on a stove


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