soldering iron

noun

Definition of soldering iron 

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

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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

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1688, in the meaning defined above

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soldering iron

noun

English Language Learners Definition of soldering iron

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

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