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Definition of iron horse in English:

noun

literary
A steam railway locomotive: the corporate boys who ride the iron horse into the city
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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.

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