soldering iron


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The hot-swappable model means the user can swap out the switches for quieter or louder feedback without using a soldering iron. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 23 Jan. 2023 Swappable switches enable the keyboard's feel to be customized without a soldering iron. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 The soldering iron stand easily detaches from the control unit. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 21 Nov. 2022 See More

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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 29 May. 2023.

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soldering iron

: a usually electrical device used for soldering
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