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iron US English

A strong, hard magnetic silvery-gray metal, the chemical element of atomic number 26, much used as a material for construction and manufacturing, especially in the form of steel

Fe in iron US English

A strong, hard magnetic silvery-gray metal, the chemical element of atomic number 26, much used as a material for construction and manufacturing, especially in the form of steel

iron-on US English

Able to be fixed to the surface of a fabric by ironing

no-iron US English

(Of clothes or fabric) wrinkle-resistant, and so not needing to be ironed after washing

bog iron US English

Soft, spongy goethite deposited in bogs

cast iron US English

A hard, relatively brittle alloy of iron and carbon that can be readily cast in a mold and contains a higher proportion of carbon than steel (typically 2.0-4.3 percent)

dumb iron US English

A curved side piece of a vehicle chassis, to which the front springs are attached

iron hand in iron US English

Used to refer to firmness or ruthlessness of attitude or behavior

iron hand US English

Used to refer to firmness or ruthlessness of attitude or behavior

Iron Age US English

A period that followed the Bronze Age, when weapons and tools came to be made of iron

Iron Duke US English

see Wellington, 1st Duke of.

Iron Gate US English

A gorge through which a section of the Danube River flows and forms part of the boundary between Romania and Serbia. Navigation was improved by means of a ship canal constructed through it in 1896

iron gray US English

A dark gray color

Iron Lady US English

A nickname given to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, with reference to her allegedly ruthless and inflexible approach

iron lung US English

A rigid case fitted over a patient’s body, used for administering prolonged artificial respiration by means of mechanical pumps

iron man US English

(Especially in sporting contexts) an exceptionally strong or robust man

iron mold US English

A spot caused by rust or an ink stain, especially on fabric

iron ore US English

A rock or mineral from which iron can be profitably extracted

iron pan US English

A hardpan in which iron oxides are the chief cementing agents

hoop iron US English

Flattened iron in long thin strips used for binding together the staves of casks or tubs

leg iron US English

A metal band or chain placed around a prisoner’s ankle as a restraint

pump iron in pump1 US English

Exercise with weights

pig iron US English

Crude iron as first obtained from a smelting furnace, in the form of oblong blocks

pump iron US English

Exercise with weights

sand iron US English

A sand wedge

sad-iron US English

A solid iron for smoothing clothes

soft iron US English

Iron that has a low carbon content and is easily magnetized and demagnetized, used to make the cores of solenoids and other electrical equipment

tire iron US English

A steel lever for removing tires from wheel rims

non-iron US English

Not needing to be ironed

angle iron US English

A construction material consisting of pieces of steel with an L-shaped cross-section, able to be bolted together

Iron Cross US English

The highest German military decoration for bravery, instituted in 1813

iron-fisted US English

Exercising power in an oppressive or controlling way

Iron Guard US English

A fascist Romanian political party that was founded in 1927 and ceased to exist after World War II

iron horse US English

A steam locomotive

iron maiden US English

(In historical contexts) an instrument of torture consisting of a coffin-shaped box lined with iron spikes

iron-willed US English

Implacably determined on a course of action; very resolute

stony-iron US English

(Of a meteorite) containing appreciable quantities of both rock and iron

steam iron US English

An electric iron that emits steam from holes in its flat surface

waffle iron US English

A utensil, typically consisting of two shallow metal pans hinged together, used for baking waffles

branding iron US English

A metal implement that is heated and used to brand livestock or (especially formerly) criminals or slaves

curling iron US English

A heated rod used for rolling a person’s hair into curls

grozing iron US English

A pair of pliers for clipping the edges of pieces of glass

Iron Curtain US English

The notional barrier separating the former Soviet bloc and the West prior to the decline of communism that followed the political events in eastern Europe in 1989

iron rations US English

A small emergency supply of food

shooting iron US English

A firearm

snarling iron US English

A tool struck with a hammer to create decorative raised work on metal

stirrup iron US English

The metal loop of a stirrup, in which the rider’s foot rests

wrought iron US English

A tough, malleable form of iron suitable for forging or rolling rather than casting, obtained by puddling pig iron while molten. It is nearly pure but contains some slag in the form of filaments

corrugated iron US English

A building material consisting of iron or steel sheeting bent into a corrugated form

iron something out in iron US English

Solve or settle difficulties or problems


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