1. [ noun ] (chemistry) a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
Synonyms: atomic_number_26 Fe
Related terms: metallic_element wrought_iron cast_iron gamma_iron delta_iron alpha_iron ingot_iron structural_iron galvanized_iron beta_iron pig_iron scrap_iron steel iron_ore
2. [ verb ] press and smooth with a heated iron
Synonyms: iron_out

"press your shirts"

Related terms: press mangle ironing heat
3. [ noun ] (golf,games) a golfclub that has a relatively narrow metal head
Related terms: golfclub mashie putter mashie_niblick midiron niblick long_iron short_iron wedge driving_iron
4. [ adjective ] extremely robust
Synonyms: cast-iron

"an iron constitution"

Related terms: robust
5. [ noun ] metal shackles; for hands or legs
Synonyms: irons chains chain
Related terms: shackle
6. [ noun ] implement used to brand live stock
Synonyms: branding_iron
Related terms: implement
7. [ noun ] home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth
Synonyms: smoothing_iron
Related terms: home_appliance steam_iron gauffer travel_iron flatiron
Similar spelling:   irony