steam iron


Definition of steam iron

: a pressing iron with a compartment holding water that is converted to steam by the iron's heat and emitted through the soleplate onto the fabric being pressed

Examples of steam iron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If you're already bathed, a similar concept is to use a tea kettle as a DIY steam iron. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 1 July 2021 To prevent your steam iron from clogging, be sure to check the manufacturer’s recommendations on what type of water to use as some types can cause build-up, block the holes and cause spitting. Jamie Kim, Good Housekeeping, 7 May 2021 Rowenta DW9280 Mehmetoglu recommends this higher-end steam iron. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, 29 Mar. 2021 This steam iron can hold over 8 ounces of water and has a vertical steam feature to steam upright garments. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, 29 Mar. 2021 This may have been the only act of machismo ever displayed by Louis Gornick, a kind, mild-mannered man who labored five days a week over a steam iron in the garment district. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, 3 Feb. 2020 They were sustained for a time in part by a nearby Midsouth plant, which manufactured consumer electronics such as steam irons and toaster ovens, as well as industrial supplies such as refrigerator parts. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, 23 July 2019 That's where Reliable’s pint-size steam iron comes in. Nicole Saporita, Good Housekeeping, 9 Apr. 2019 Use a handheld garment steamer or bursts from your steam iron to kill any dust mites lurking near the surface. Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping, 29 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of steam iron

circa 1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Steam iron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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