Etymology
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ironing (n.)

"act of pressing and smoothing clothes with a heated flat-iron," 1725, verbal noun from iron (v.). Ironing-board attested from 1762.

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Definitions of ironing

ironing (n.)
garments (clothes or linens) that are to be (or have been) ironed;
there was a basketful of ironing to do
ironing (n.)
the work of using heat to smooth washed clothes in order to remove any wrinkles;
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