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Definition of "solder" [sol•der]

  • Any of various fusible alloys, usually tin and lead, used to join metallic parts. (noun)
  • Something that joins or cements. (noun)
  • To unite or repair (parts, for example) with solder. (verb-transitive)
  • To join or unite: The agreement soldered the factions into an alliance. (verb-transitive)
  • To unite or repair something with solder. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "solder" in a sentence
  • "The solder is too precise to be done by hand -- that's because it's from India."
  • "The connectors are lead-free and RoHS-compatible, with signal terminations featuring a nickel barrier for long-term solder-joint reliability."
  • "If the gulf between us had been filled with Birmingham 'solder' - what you say would have been highly sensible; but I believe, from my heart, that it is drawn together and closed by the same process that first drew us together."