Definition of iron horse in English:

iron horse

Syllabification: i·ron horse

noun

literary
  • 1A steam locomotive.
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    • But as the romance of steam shows, the symbolic power of the iron horse remains to this day as an emblem of a bygone masculine world.
    • The railroad in America was sometimes called the iron horse, but in Russia (as in America) it was a wood-based system.
    • More than one iron horse came to a sudden and explosive end because its crew were sinking pints nearby, forgetting all about the rising pressure gauge and the screwed-down safety valves.
  • 1.1 (Iron Horse) see Gehrig, Lou.

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