Share this entry

grozing iron Line breaks: groz¦ing iron
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrəʊzɪŋ/

Definition of grozing iron in English:

noun

1chiefly historical A pair of pliers for clipping the edges of pieces of glass.
1.1 historical A tool for smoothing soldered joints in lead pipes.

Origin

Middle English: grozing from Middle Dutch, from the stem of gruizen 'crush, trim glass', from gruis 'fragments'.

Definition of grozing iron in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day doofus
Pronunciation: ˈduːfʌs
noun
a stupid person