soldering iron

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sol·der·ing iron

A usually rod-shaped metal implement with a pointed or wedge-shaped tip, used in soldering metallic parts.

soldering iron

(Tools) a hand tool consisting of a handle fixed to a copper tip that is heated, electrically or in a flame, and used to melt and apply solder

sol′dering i′ron

an instrument for melting and applying solder.

Soldering iron

In the early part of the twentieth century, soldering irons were solid copper blocks three or so inches long with cross sections of about a square inch and having an iron rod extending out from it about eight inches. The rod was pointed so that a wooden handle could be driven onto it. The soldering iron was heated by putting it in a fire. It was taken out of the fire for soldering, and as soon as it cooled to the point that solder could no longer be melted, it had to be reheated.
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Noun1.Soldering iron - a hand tool with a heatable tipsoldering iron - a hand tool with a heatable tip; used to melt and apply solder
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands

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