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Meaning of SOLDER

Pronunciation:  'sâdur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an alloy (usually of lead and tin) used when melted to join two metal surfaces
  2. [v]  join or fuse with solder; "solder these two pipes together"

SOLDER is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: alloy, braze, conjoin, dip solder, hard solder, join, metal, silver solder, soft solder, soft-solder



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sol"der\, n. [Formerly soder; F. soudure, OF. soudeure,
    fr. OF. & F. souder to solder, L. solidare to fasten, to make
    solid. See {Solid}, and cf. {Sawder}.]
    A metal or metallic alloy used when melted for uniting
    adjacent metallic edges or surfaces; a metallic cement.
    Hence, anything which unites or cements.
    {Hard solder}, a solder which fuses only at a red heat, as
       one composed of zinc and copper, or silver and copper,
    {Soft solder}, a solder fusible at comparatively low
       temperatures; as, plumbers' solder, consisting of two
       parts lead and one part tin, is a soft solder.
  2. \Sol"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Soldered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Soldering}.] [Formerlysoder. See {Solder}, n.]
    1. To unite (metallic surfaces or edges) by the intervention
       of a more fusible metal or metallic alloy applied when
       melted; to join by means of metallic cement.
    2. To mend; to patch up. ``To solder up a broken cause.''