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An iron for pressing clothes, especially one that is heated externally, as on a hearth or stove.
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(formerly) an iron for pressing clothes that was heated by being placed on a stove, etc
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(ˈflætˌaɪ ərn)

iron (def. 4).
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A heatable hand-held iron tool with a smooth bottom surface that was used to smooth or press cloth. Unlike later irons heated by electric elements, flatirons were heated by setting on a stovetop. Also, see Sadiron.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Flatiron - an iron that was heated by placing it on a stoveflatiron - an iron that was heated by placing it on a stove
smoothing iron, iron - home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth
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[ˈflætˌaɪən] Nplancha f
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[ˈflætˌaɪən] (old) nferro da stiro
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References in classic literature ?
"I'd like to smooth this thing over, in some way," said a flatiron, earnestly.
"Permit me," continued the flatiron, "to press my suit, your Majesty.
Such was the author of "The Little Duke" and "The Dove in the Eagle's Nest," such the author of "A Flatiron for a Farthing," and "The Story of a Short Life." Such, above all, the author of "Alice in Wonderland." Grownups imagine that they can do the trick by adopting baby language and talking down to their very critical audience.
She reached for a flatiron, with which, as a sort of cordial, she hoped to bring the gastronomical duel to a close.
In the kitchen, Nancy sent her flatiron with a vicious dig across the dish-towel she was ironing.
I wish wearing flatirons on our heads would keep us from growing up.
"What's that about flatirons and cats?" asked Meg, as she crept into the room with the finished letter in her hand.
The roof was mended, a kitchen maid was found--a crony of the village elder's--hens were bought, the cows began giving milk, the garden hedge was stopped up with stakes, the carpenter made a mangle, hooks were put in the cupboards, and they ceased to burst open spontaneously, and an ironing-board covered with army cloth was placed across from the arm of a chair to the chest of drawers, and there was a smell of flatirons in the maids' room.
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