soldering iron


: a pointed or wedge-shaped device that is usually electrically heated and that is used for soldering

Examples of soldering iron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The burrow, home of Fox Rabbit, the museum’s eponymous mascot, was dark except for sparks blasting from a soldering iron. Elisabeth Egan Chase Castor, New York Times, 1 Apr. 2024 The switches can be exchanged without the need for a soldering iron or any special technical knowledge. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 Both can be assembled with nothing more complicated than a soldering iron. David Hambling, Forbes, 5 May 2023 But really now, step away from the checkbook and get out your soldering iron. IEEE Spectrum, 31 Oct. 2018 Using a soldering iron with a small tip, tin the contacts on the ends of each LED strip. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 28 Feb. 2023 His main guitar repair tools include a soldering iron, Allen wrenches, screwdrivers, files and power drill. Matt Wake |, al, 6 Feb. 2023 The ambitious Popular Science tutorial required the use of a soldering iron. Bill Gourgey, Popular Science, 24 Jan. 2023 Since Baxter is attempting to grasp a soldering iron and a toolbox, the remarks are interpreted as informing a correct grasp in each case by the robot, thus eliminating other possible interpretations. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Feb. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1688, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of soldering iron was in 1688

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“Soldering iron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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soldering iron

: a usually electrical device used for soldering
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