break iron

noun

Definition of break iron

1 : an iron that holds a plane bit in place and directs shavings upward and out of the throat of the plane
2 : an iron fitting with two insulator pins for dead-ending wires from opposite directions on the same cross arm

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“Break iron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/break%20iron. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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