soleplate

noun
sole·​plate | \ ˈsōl-ˌplāt How to pronounce soleplate (audio) \

Definition of soleplate

1 : the lower plate of a studded partition on which the bases of the studs butt
2 : the undersurface of an iron

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With a pointed tip at each end of the soleplate and no cord to get in the way, there’s no place this iron can’t go. Sarah Bogdan, Good Housekeeping, "5 Best Cordless Irons to Buy in 2019, According to Cleaning Experts," 15 Feb. 2019 Scratch Resistant Soleplate Look for a steam iron that has a scratch-resistant soleplate surface like stainless steel; this will help to keep it gliding smoothly over everything from silk to wool. Christina Peterson, Good Housekeeping, "5 Tips for Buying a Steam Iron," 27 Jan. 2012 Check the soleplate for the location and number of steam vents. Christina Peterson, Good Housekeeping, "5 Tips for Buying a Steam Iron," 27 Jan. 2012 Its design means the entire soleplate is usable, not just the tip or center like on most irons. Sarah Bogdan, Good Housekeeping, "5 Best Cordless Irons to Buy in 2019, According to Cleaning Experts," 15 Feb. 2019 Having many vents all over the soleplate helps to distribute the steam, making de-wrinkling your clothing easier. Christina Peterson, Good Housekeeping, "5 Tips for Buying a Steam Iron," 27 Jan. 2012 This keeps excess water from damaging the internal parts and leaking through and discoloring the soleplate. Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping, "9 Major Mistakes You Make Ironing — and What to Do Instead," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of soleplate

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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soleplate

noun
sole·​plate | \ ˈsōl-ˌplāt How to pronounce soleplate (audio) \

Medical Definition of soleplate

: a flattened nucleated mass of soft granular protoplasm surrounding the end of a motor nerve in a striated muscle fiber

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