• WordNet 3.6
    • n flatiron an iron that was heated by placing it on a stove
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Flatiron An iron with a flat, smooth surface for ironing clothes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flatiron An iron for smoothing cloth. It is made very hot and then passed quickly and firmly over the dampened surface of the fabric to be smoothed. Also sad-iron, or simply iron.
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In literature:

Tom Brooks had reason to feel alarmed for his Chinese pursuer fully intended to strike Tom with the flatiron.
"Luke Walton" by Horatio Alger
When they reached the edge of the mesa that looked down on the Flatiron the moon was out and the valley was swimming in light.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
It's fallen down, but it's almost as big as the Flatiron Building in New York.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
He had a hammer in one hand and a flatiron in the other, the last I saw of him.
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
He piled on me in one of the scrimmages, and I thought the Flatiron building had fallen.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
There is that supreme sky-scraper, the Flatiron.
"Imaginary Interviews" by W. D. Howells
It was on Fifth Avenue, not far from the windswept coast of the famous Flatiron Building.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
The "white flatiron" proved to be wagons with their tongues pointing to the landing.
"Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail" by Ezra Meeker
Soon the line of cars swung into speed and gained Fifth Avenue, passing the Flatiron building, which is now not a wonder.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
Old women in their nightcaps run into the streets, with a washhand basin or a flatiron.
"Skipper Worse" by Alexander Lange Kielland

In news:

If You're Thinking of Living in: Flatiron District.
Lou Jawitz can remember when few people wanted to live in the area known as the Flatiron District.
In Flatiron Area, Cafe Expansion.
Taxi of Tomorrow Preview in Flatiron.
Colorado's Best Front Range Hikes: First Flatiron.
Flatiron 's American Bar and Grill.
In its three short years of life, Flatiron 's has earned itself three Best Of nods in three separate categories: New Restaurant, American, and now Neighborhood Restaurant: South.
FlatIron Crossing Shopping Mall.
Flatiron Café, 416 Main St, Jerome.
Cover of Alice Sparberg Alexiou's book, "The Flatiron ".
Flatiron 's Chief Financial Officer Paul Driscoll says the sale should not have an impact on the construction of the I-35W bridge.
The Flatiron Lounge 37 W 19th St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves.
Taxi of Tomorrow Preview in Flatiron .
People sit on the recently constructed pedestrian plaza in front of the Flatiron Building.
Mario Batali is behing a new 45,000-square-foot Italian marketplace that will open in the Flatiron district.