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

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Use a handheld garment steamer or bursts from your steam iron to kill any dust mites lurking near the surface. Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean a Couch Like a Pro," 29 Mar. 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 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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The first known use of steam iron was circa 1943

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