bending iron

bending iron

[′ben·diŋ ‚ī·ərn]
(engineering)
A tool used to straighten or to expand flexible pipe, especially lead pipe.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bending iron

A tool used to straighten or to expand flexible pipe, esp. lead pipe.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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