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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
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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.
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.
Roche and Flatiron Health announced that the two partners have signed a definitive agreement under which Roche will acquire all shares of Flatiron Health, following on from an existing equity stake of 12.
Flatiron Health is relocating its headquarters to 108,000 s/f space at One Soho Square.
075 million sale of MainStreet at FlatIron, a 93,657-square-foot mixed-use center in Broomfield, Colorado.
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The Flatiron Brisket 6, for instance, has a comforting mouth-feel to it; the beef brisket is slowly cooked for six hours in aromatics, then nicely seared on the griddle.