flatiron (plural flatirons)

  1. A simple iron (for pressing laundry) which is heated on a stove.
  2. A pair of metal tongs with heated ceramic plates used for straightening hair.
  3. (especially referring to the shape of a building) a quadrilateral with two parallel sides, one of which is very short, and whose non-parallel sides are longer than either parallel side.
  4. (geomorphology) A steeply sloping triangular landform created by the differential erosion of a steeply dipping, erosion-resistant layer of rock overlying softer strata.
  5. Ellipsis of flat iron steak#English|flat iron steak
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flatiron (not comparable)

  1. Having a flatiron shape.
    a flatiron building

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