Smoothing iron
Smoothing Smooth"ing, a. & n. fr. {Smooth}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Smoothing iron}, an iron instrument with a polished face, for smoothing clothes; a sadiron; a flatiron.

{Smoothing plane}, a short, finely set plane, for smoothing and finishing work. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Smoothing — Smooth ing, a. & n. fr. {Smooth}, v. [1913 Webster] {Smoothing iron}, an iron instrument with a polished face, for smoothing clothes; a sadiron; a flatiron. {Smoothing plane}, a short, finely set plane, for smoothing and finishing work. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smoothing plane — Smoothing Smooth ing, a. & n. fr. {Smooth}, v. [1913 Webster] {Smoothing iron}, an iron instrument with a polished face, for smoothing clothes; a sadiron; a flatiron. {Smoothing plane}, a short, finely set plane, for smoothing and finishing work …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Iron — I ron ([imac] [u^]rn), n. [OE. iren, AS. [=i]ren, [=i]sen, [=i]sern; akin to D. ijzer, OS. [=i]sarn, OHG. [=i]sarn, [=i]san, G. eisen, Icel. [=i]sarn, j[=a]rn, Sw. & Dan. jern, and perh. to E. ice; cf. Ir. iarann, W. haiarn, Armor. houarn.] [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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