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Pronunciation: /ˈaɪərn; ˈaɪən/

Translation of iron in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (metal) hierro (masculine), fierro (masculine) (Latin America/América Latina) any old iron? (British English/inglés británico) ¡chatarrero! 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 hot there's nothing like striking while the iron's hot lo mejor es actuar de inmediato, lo mejor es sobre el pucho, la escupida (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] (before noun/delante del nombre) 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) hierro (masculine)
  • 2 (for clothes) plancha (feminine)
    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
    (branding iron)
    3.1 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) hierro (masculine) 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) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot], pistola (feminine), pusca (feminine) (Spain/España) [slang/argot]
    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
    (irons plural)
    (fetters) 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/verbo transitivo

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [person] planchar [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/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 [problems] resolver*; [difficulties] allanar, eliminar 1.2 [crease] planchar, quitar

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