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Noun: iron  I(-u)rn
  1. 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
    - Fe, atomic number 26
     
  2. A golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head
     
  3. Implement used to brand live stock
    - branding iron
     
  4. Home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth
    - smoothing iron
Verb: iron  I(-u)rn
  1. Apply pressure and smooth with a heated iron
    "she stood there ironing";
    - iron out, press
Adjective: iron  I(-u)rn
  1. Extremely robust
    "an iron constitution";
    - cast-iron

Derived forms: ironing, ironed, irons

See also: robust

Type of: club, golf club, golf-club, home appliance, household appliance, implement, metal, metallic element, press

Part of: iron ore, steel

Encyclopedia: Iron, Minnesota