1》 a strong, hard magnetic silvery-grey metal, the chemical element of atomic number 26, used in construction and manufacturing (especially as steel). (Symbol: Fe )
2》 a tool or implement made of ~.
↘( ~s ) fetters or handcuffs.
3》 a hand-held implement with a heated flat steel base, used to smooth clothes and linen.
4》 a golf club with an angled metal head used for lofting the ball.
1》 smooth (clothes) with an ~.
2》 ( ~ something out ) settle a difficulty or problem.
have many (or other ) ~s in the fire have a range of options or interests.
an ~ hand (or fist ) in a velvet glove firmness or ruthlessness cloaked in outward gentleness.
OE īren , īsen , īsern , of Gmc origin.