box iron ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a flatiron that is heated by inserting live coals or a piece of hot metal in its boxlike holder.
Origin of box iron First recorded in 1735–45 Examples from the Web for box iron Historical Examples of box iron
When it has absorbed the steam, and while wet, iron it with a box-iron.
Thinking of her future absence, mother turned away and cried; and the box-iron singed the blanket.
R. D. Blackmore