steam iron

noun

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

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Contemporary artists are known to use all kinds of instruments in their work, but one of Mr. Cole’s favorite tools still stands out as extraordinary: the steam iron. Laurel Graeber, New York Times, "9 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of steam iron

circa 1943, in the meaning defined above

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