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American English: /ˈaɪ(ə)rn/
British English: /ˈʌɪən/

Translation of iron in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (metal) any old iron? (British)
    he has a will of iron
    tiene una (fuerza de) voluntad férrea or de hierro
    a man/woman of iron
    un hombre/una mujer de hierro
    as hard as iron
    (duro) como el acero
    my muscles are as hard as iron
    tengo músculos de acero
    the ground will be as hard as iron after all this frost
    la tierra va a estar como piedra después de esta helada
    to strike while the iron is hotthere's nothing like striking while the iron's hot
    lo mejor es actuar de inmediato
    lo mejor es sobre el pucho, la escupida (Río de la Plata) [colloquial]
    (before noun) the Iron Age
    la Edad de Hierro
    the Iron Lady
    la Dama de Hierro
    Example sentences
    • This shining metal was not raw iron but hard steel, which bent the softer wrought-iron blades of the Gauls.
    • The use of certain essential materials such as iron, steel, copper, and industrial chemicals was either prohibited or restricted.
    • The resulting alloy is stronger and harder than iron or bronze.
    1.2 (in food)
  • 2 (for clothes)
    Example sentences
    • Using an electric iron, the sheets were pressed flat.
    • Omnabibi uses an electric iron for her creased clothes.
    • For the middle classes, the decline of domestic servants was facilitated by the rise of domestic appliances, such as cookers, electric irons and vacuum cleaners.
  • 3
    also: branding iron
    hierro (masculine) de marcar
    to have several/too many irons in the fire
    tener varias/demasiadas cosas entre manos
    don't worry about him, he has many other irons in the fire
    no te preocupes por él, tiene muchos otros anzuelos echados or muchas otras redes tendidas
    3.2 (golf club) a seven iron
    un hierro siete
    Example sentences
    • Could not drive straight, could not manipulate the ball with irons and had a putter that was so cold it might have dripped with ice.
    • Still, my thought is of the way Nicklaus seems to caress the golf ball with his irons - the balls stays longer on his clubface.
    • Consequently, players of average skill should find it easier to launch the golf ball higher with newer irons.
    3.3 (gun) (US) [slang]
    Example sentences
    • Gradually the business changed to supplying shoe irons for blacksmiths and began making nails.
    • Small-scale manufacturers also often relied on local smiths to provide the iron parts they required, be it mill irons or parts for vehicles.
  • 4
    also: irons plural
    grilletes (masculine plural)
    grillos (masculine plural)
    Example sentences
    • My military police personnel have never had to use leg cuffs, leg irons or hand irons or belly chains to move detainees.
    • Her feet were bound by irons, dress ripped ripped, and battered towards one side, while the other side draped down, just above the ankles.


transitive verb

  • (clothes/sheets)
    Example sentences
    • In fact, my mother and I also washed and ironed his clothes in case the Minister has forgotten that part of his story.
    • His face is scrubbed, his clothes are ironed and his hair is slicked down.
    • Even the man who ironed clothes near Jayashri's home was overawed and showed her new respect.

intransitive verb

  • (person)
    (fabric)this shirt doesn't iron very easily
    esta camisa no es muy fácil de planchar

Phrasal verbs

iron out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
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