steam iron
noun Date: circa 1943 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • steam iron — steam irons N COUNT A steam iron is an electric iron that produces steam from water that you put into it. The steam makes it easier to get the creases out of your clothes …   English dictionary

  • steam iron — n an electric ↑iron that produces steam in order to make clothes easier to press smooth …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • steam iron — steam ,iron noun count an iron that uses steam …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • steam iron — ► NOUN ▪ an electric iron that emits steam from holes in its flat surface …   English terms dictionary

  • steam iron — ☆ steam iron n. an electric iron that forms steam from water and releases it through the soleplate onto the material being pressed …   English World dictionary

  • steam iron — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms steam iron : singular steam iron plural steam irons an iron that uses steam to make clothes smooth …   English dictionary

  • steam iron — steam′ i′ron n. an electric iron with a chamber in which water is heated to steam, then directed onto the item being ironed • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • steam iron — iron that gets out wrinkles by using steam …   English contemporary dictionary

  • steam iron — noun a pressing iron that can emit steam • Hypernyms: ↑iron, ↑smoothing iron …   Useful english dictionary

  • steam iron — noun (C) an electric iron that produces steam in order to make clothes easier to iron …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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