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English definition of “iron”

iron

noun [C] (DEVICE)   /ˈɑɪ·ərn/
a device with a handle and a flat metal base that can be heated and pressed against cloth to make the cloth smooth
(Definition of iron noun (DEVICE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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