Tailor's goose


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Tailor's goose

A heavy iron used by tailors. The name goose came from the curved handle that somewhat resembled the necks of two geese.
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Let us begin, following the OED dictionary, with the verb to goose used in the 19th century secondary sense 'to press or iron with a tailor's goose'.
All sorts of specialised irons were also manufactured, such as the tailor's goose for pressing seams, or glossing irons used to polish starched linen.