iron - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a hard heavy metal that is a common element. It is used for making steel and is also used in many types of machine and building structures.
    1. a.
      small quantities of iron, existing in some foods and in your body, which is important for good health

      an iron deficiency

  2. 3
    [countable] a golf club with a metal end for hitting the ball
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  3. 4


    [plural] mainly literary chains fitted round the arms or legs of prisoners to prevent them from escaping
  4.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a gun, or other weaponSubmitted from United Kingdom on 22/05/2013
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