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


(formerly) an iron for pressing clothes that was heated by being placed on a stove, etc


(ˈflætˌaɪ ərn)

iron (def. 4).


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.
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


[ˈflætˌaɪən] Nplancha f


[ˈflætˌaɪən] (old) nferro da stiro
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another good roll creation comes via a skewer with tender flatiron steak ($8) around a cheese and onion mixture plus a chimichurri-type dipping sauce.
The double-barreled entrepreneurial effort that New York-based Flatiron Partners launched in April, 2000 to encourage social entrepreneurship has hit the same bump that the sluggish economy has thrown up for other venture capitalists.
com received $23 million in venture financing from Chase Capital, Flatiron Partners, Macluan Digital Partners, and IDG Ventures, among others.
The family of Flatiron (or FlatIron, depending on which project you're looking at) projects will bring more than 2 million square feet of new retail space to the city.
Take Man Ray's iconic Cadeau, 1921, for example: What could be a more pointed-literally--image of the conjunction of domesticity and aggression than the famous flatiron bristling with nails?