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solder

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noun sol·der \ˈsä-dər, ˈsȯ-, British also ˈsäl-dər, ˈsōl-\

Simple Definition of solder

  • : a mixture of metals (such as lead and tin) that is melted and used to join metal parts together

Full Definition of solder

  1. 1 :  a metal or metallic alloy used when melted to join metallic surfaces; especially :  an alloy of lead and tin so used

  2. 2 :  something that unites

Origin of solder

Middle English soudure, from Anglo-French, from souder to solder, from Latin solidare to make solid, from solidus solid


First Known Use: 14th century

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solder

verb sol·der

Simple Definition of solder

  • : to join (something made of metal) to something else with solder

Full Definition of solder

sol·deredsol·der·ing play \-d(ə-)riŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to unite or make whole by solder

  3. 2 :  to bring into or restore to firm union <a friendship soldered by common interests>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to use solder

  6. 2 :  to become united or repaired by or as if by solder

sol·der·abil·i·ty play \ˌsä-də-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌsȯ-\ noun
sol·der·er play \ˈsä-dər-ər, ˈsȯ-\ noun

Examples of solder

  1. Wires are soldered onto the circuit board.



15th Century

First Known Use of solder

15th century


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