soldering iron


Definition of 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 Tin the terminals on the back of the socket by heating them with the soldering iron and applying a bit of solder. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 29 Mar. 2021 Holding a soldering iron, Ralph Rafaelian worked, transforming bits of metal into a piece of jewelry — a brooch, a necklace, or perhaps a new concept., 19 Mar. 2021 But anyone with the freely available blueprints and a soldering iron can make their own for not much more—maybe $15 or $20, Bhamla says. Christa Lesté-lasserre, Science | AAAS, 23 Sep. 2020 Because a soldering iron heats to almost 400 F, the tip oxidizes quickly, creating solder rust that blocks the flow of heat. Mitch Altman, Popular Mechanics, 2 Sep. 2020 To the left, a long workbench populated by a drill press, sander, practice amp, screwdrivers, soldering iron, vices and archaic strobe tuner. Matt Wake |, al, 17 Jan. 2020 In a report last year, the Hudson Institute gave the example of an electronics soldering iron that RadioShack sold for $14.99, or $20.94 with shipping. Greg Ip, WSJ, 24 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of soldering iron

1688, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of soldering iron was in 1688

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English Language Learners Definition of soldering iron

: a tool that is electrically heated and used for joining parts with solder


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