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 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, "This $1 device could treat millions with hearing loss," 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, "How To Get Started in Soldering," 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, "An Alabama guitar craftsman’s next chapter," 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, "Send Word: Trump Is Right to Fight Some Global Rules," 24 Oct. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'soldering iron.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of soldering iron

1688, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about soldering iron

Time Traveler for soldering iron

Time Traveler

The first known use of soldering iron was in 1688

See more words from the same year

Statistics for soldering iron

Last Updated

3 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Soldering iron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for soldering iron

soldering iron


English Language Learners Definition of soldering iron

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

Comments on soldering iron

What made you want to look up soldering iron? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!