steam iron

noun

: 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 Ironing works, but boards take up a lot of room and steam irons can oftentimes be a bit harsh on certain fabrics. Neha Tandon, Peoplemag, 9 Jan. 2024 If you're already bathed, a similar concept is to use a tea kettle as a DIY steam iron. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 12 Sep. 2023 Rowenta Perfect Pro Station Iron Originally named our Best Splurge pick in our list of the best 30 steam irons, this Rowenta model is now on sale for 23 percent off, plus an additional $30 off coupon. Stephanie Osmanski, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Sep. 2023 What is the best wattage for a steam iron? For an iron with the most powerful steam capability, look for a steam iron with 1500 to 1800 watts. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 9 July 2023 Sunbeam’s Versa Glide is a two-in-one steam iron that can be used as a cordless or corded model. Good Housekeeping, 6 May 2023 Do steam irons remove wrinkles? Steam irons are pros at removing wrinkles. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 9 July 2023 This includes catering to guests’ dietary considerations and offering amenities like steam irons in hotel rooms. Praachi Raniwala, New York Times, 13 May 2023 Traditional corded steam irons offer unlimited ironing time and steady heating but are limited in movement by their long cords. Good Housekeeping, 6 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of steam iron was circa 1943

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“Steam iron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steam%20iron. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

steam iron

noun
: a pressing iron with a compartment holding water that is converted to steam by the iron's heat and given off through holes in the bottom onto the fabric being pressed
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