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  1. steam iron

    • noun

      an electric iron that emits steam from holes in its flat surface.
    • noun

      an excavator that is powered by steam.
    • noun

      (in a cafeteria or restaurant) a table with slots to hold food containers which are kept hot by steam circulating beneath them.
    • noun

      the time when trains were drawn by steam locomotives.
    • noun

      a steam-filled casing that is fitted around a cylinder in order to heat its contents.
    • (of a steam locomotive) ready for work, with steam in the boiler
    • noun

      a pressure gauge attached to a steam boiler.
    • (of a machine) being operated by steam
    • noun

      a large steam-powered hammer used in forging.
    • noun

      distillation of a liquid in a current of steam, used especially to purify liquids that are not very volatile and are immiscible with water.
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