Meaning of IRON in English

IRON

■ noun

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.

■ verb

1》 smooth (clothes) with an ~.

2》 ( ~ something out ) settle a difficulty or problem.

Phrases

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.

Derivatives

~er noun

~ware noun

Origin

OE īren , īsen , īsern , of Gmc origin.

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