Meaning of “ironing” in the English Dictionary

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"ironing" in British English

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ironingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈaɪə.nɪŋ/ us /ˈaɪr.nɪŋ/

B1 the activity of making clothes flat and smooth, using an iron:

I must do some/the ironing tonight.

clothes that are waiting to be ironed or have just been ironed:

a basket full of ironing

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  • Bring the ironing board through here, then you can watch TV while you do the ironing.
  • There is a huge pile of ironing to be done, but I just can't face it tonight.

(Definition of “ironing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ironing" in American English

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ironingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈɑɪ·ər·nɪŋ/

the activity of using an iron to make cloth smooth:

I do the ironing once a week.

(Definition of “ironing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)