solder


1sol·der

noun \ˈsä-dər, ˈs-, British also ˈsäl-dər, ˈsōl-\

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

Full Definition of SOLDER

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

Other Metals and Metallurgy Terms

assay, bloom, bullion, ductile, ingot, malleable, patina, plate, temper, tensile

2solder

verb

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

sol·deredsol·der·ing \-d(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of SOLDER

transitive verb
1
:  to unite or make whole by solder
2
:  to bring into or restore to firm union <a friendship soldered by common interests>
intransitive verb
1
:  to use solder
2
:  to become united or repaired by or as if by solder
sol·der·abil·i·ty \ˌsä-də-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌs-\ noun
sol·der·er \ˈsä-dər-ər, ˈs-\ noun

Examples of SOLDER

  1. Wires are soldered onto the circuit board.

First Known Use of SOLDER

15th century

Rhymes with SOLDER

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