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alloy cast iron

  • noun cast iron containing alloying elements (usually nickel or chromium or copper or molybdenum) to increase the strength or facilitate heat treatment
    alloy cast iron.
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alloy iron

  • noun cast iron containing alloying elements (usually nickel or chromium or copper or molybdenum) to increase the strength or facilitate heat treatment
    alloy cast iron.
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alpha iron

  • noun a magnetic allotrope of iron; stable below 906 degrees centigrade
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Angle iron

  • noun an L-shaped metal bracket
    angle bracket.
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  • (Mach.), a rolled bar or plate of iron having one or more angles, used for forming the corners, or connecting or sustaining the sides of an iron structure to which it is riveted.
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Argillaceous iron ore

  • the clay ironstone.
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Bar iron

  • . See Wrought iron (below).
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barking irons

Bark"ing i`rons
Definitions
  1. Instruments used in taking off the bark of trees. Gardner.
  2. A pair of pistols. Slang
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basic iron

  • noun pig iron containing a high percentage of phosphorus; used in making steel by a process that removes the phosphorus
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Berlin iron

  • a very fusible variety of cast iron, from which figures and other delicate articles are manufactured. These are often stained or lacquered in imitation of bronze.
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beta iron

  • noun an allotrope of iron that is the same as alpha iron except that it is nonmagnetic; stable between 768 and 906 degrees centigrade
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Bog iron

  • bog ore; limonite. See Bog ore, under Bog.
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Boiler plate, Boiler iron

  • plate or rolled iron of about a quarter to a half inch in thickness, used for making boilers and tanks, for covering ships, etc.
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Boom iron

  • one of the iron rings on the yards through which the studding-sail booms traverse.
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box-iron

Box"-i`ron noun
Definitions
  1. A hollow smoothing iron containing a heater within.
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brand iron

Brand" i`ron
Definitions
  1. A branding iron.
  2. A trivet to set a pot on. Huloet.
  3. The horizontal bar of an andiron.
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branding iron

  • noun implement used to brand live stock
    iron.
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Brand"ing i`*ron
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  1. An iron to brand with.
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bridle iron

Bri"dle i`ron
Definitions
  1. (Arch.) A strong flat bar of iron, so bent as to support, as in a stirrup, one end of a floor timber, etc., where no sufficient bearing can be had; -- called also stirrup and hanger.
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Brown hematite or Brown iron ore

  • (Min.), the hydrous iron oxide, limonite, which has a brown streak. See Limonite.
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Bucking iron

  • (Mining), a broad-faced hammer, used in bucking or breaking up ores.
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Burling iron

  • a peculiar kind of nippers or tweezers used in burling woolen cloth.
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Calking iron

  • a tool like a chisel, used in calking ships, tightening seams in ironwork, etc.
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Cast iron

  • noun an alloy of iron containing so much carbon that it is brittle and so cannot be wrought but must be shaped by casting
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  • (Metal.), an impure variety of iron, containing from three to six percent of carbon, part of which is united with a part of the iron, as a carbide, and the rest is uncombined, as graphite. It there is little free carbon, the product is white iron; if much of the carbon has separated as graphite, it is called gray iron. See also Cast iron, in the Vocabulary.
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cast-iron

  • adjective satellite extremely robust
    iron.
    • an iron constitution
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Cast"-i`ron adjective
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  1. Made of cast iron. Hence, Fig.: like cast iron; hardy; unyielding.
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cast-iron plant

  • noun evergreen perennial with large handsome basal leaves; grown primarily as a foliage houseplant
    aspidistra; Aspidistra elatio; bar-room plant.
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Channel bar, Channel iron

  • (Arch.), an iron bar or beam having a section resembling a flat gutter or channel.
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Chinsing iron

  • a light calking iron.
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climbing iron

  • noun an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing
    climber; crampoon; crampon.
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Corrugated iron

  • noun usually galvanized sheet iron or sheet steel shaped into straight parallel ridges and hollows
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  • sheet iron bent into a series of alternate ridges and grooves in parallel lines, giving it greater stiffness.
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cramp iron

  • noun a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together
    cramp.
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Cramp" i`ron
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  1. See Cramp, n., 2.
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Crimping iron

  • . (a) An iron instrument for crimping and curling the hair. (b) A crimping machine.
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Crisping iron

  • an instrument by which hair or any textile fabric is crisped.
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curling iron

  • noun a cylindrical metal home appliance that heats a lock of hair that has been curled around it
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Curling irons, Curling tong

  • an instrument for curling the hair; commonly heated when used.
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Damascus iron, ∨ Damascus twist

  • metal formed of thin bars or wires of iron and steel elaborately twisted and welded together; used for making gun barrels, etc., of high quality, in which the surface, when polished and acted upon by acid, has a damasc appearance.
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Decarbonized iron

  • . See Malleable iron.
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delta iron

  • noun an allotrope of iron that is stable between 1403 degrees centigrade and the melting point (= 1532 degrees)
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dog-iron

  • noun metal supports for logs in a fireplace
    andiron; firedog; dog.
    • the andirons were too hot to touch
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driving iron

  • noun (golf) the long iron with the most nearly vertical face
    driving iron.
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Fagot iron

  • iron, in bars or masses, manufactured from fagots.
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fire iron

  • noun metal fireside implements
    fire iron.
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Fire irons

  • noun metal fireside implements
    fire iron.
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  • utensils for a fireplace or grate, as tongs, poker, and shovel.
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Firing iron

  • an instrument used in cauterizing.
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five iron

  • noun middle-distance iron
    mashie.
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Fluting iron

  • a laundry iron for fluting ruffles; called also Italian iron, or gaufering iron. Knight.
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Foot iron

  • . (a) The step of a carriage. (b) A fetter.
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Galvanized iron

  • noun iron that is coated with zinc to protect it from rust
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  • formerly, iron coated with zink by electrical deposition; now more commonly, iron coated with zink by plunging into a bath of melted zink, after its surface has been cleaned by friction with the aid of dilute acid.
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gamma iron

  • noun a nonmagnetic allotrope of iron that is the basis of austenite; stable between 906 and 1403 degrees centigrade
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Gauffering iron

  • noun an iron used to press pleats and ridges
    goffer; gauffering iron; gauffer.
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  • a kind of fluting iron for fabrics.
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goffering iron

  • noun an iron used to press pleats and ridges
    goffer; gauffering iron; gauffer.
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Grappling iron

  • noun a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
    grappling hook; grapnel; grapple; grappler.
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  • a hooked iron used for grappling and holding fast a vessel or other object.
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Gray iron

  • . See Cast iron (above).
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Gray irons

  • . See under Fire, n.
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Green iron ore

  • (Min.) dufrenite.
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grozing iron

Gro"zing i"ron
Definitions
  1. A tool with a hardened steel point, formerly used instead of a diamond for cutting glass.
  2. (Plumbing) A tool for smoothing the solder joints of lead pipe. Knight.
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harping iron

Harp"ing i`ron
Etymology
F.harper to grasp strongly. See Harpoon.
Definitions
  1. A harpoon. Evelyn.
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Hawser iron

  • a calking iron.
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Hoop iron

  • iron in thin narrow strips, used for making hoops.
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Horse iron

  • (Naut.), a large calking iron.
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Ingot iron

  • noun iron of high purity
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  • . See Decarbonized steel, under Decarbonize.
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Iron age

  • noun (archeology) the period following the Bronze Age; characterized by rapid spread of iron tools and weapons
  • noun (classical mythology) the last and worst age of the world
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  • . (a) (Myth.) The age following the golden, silver, and bronze ages, and characterized by a general degeneration of talent and virtue, and of literary excellence. In Roman literature the Iron Age is commonly regarded as beginning after the taking of Rome by the Goths, A. D. 410. (b) (Archæol.) That stage in the development of any people characterized by the use of iron implements in the place of the more cumbrous stone and bronze.
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iron blue

  • noun slightly purplish or bluish dark grey
    Davy's grey; steel grey; Davy's gray; steel gray.
  • noun any of various blue pigments
    Prussian blue.
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iron boot

  • noun an instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg
    the boot; iron boot; boot.
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iron cage

  • noun a cage from which there is no escape
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iron carbide

  • noun a chemical compound that is a constituent of steel and cast iron; very hard and brittle
    cementite.
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Iron cement

  • a cement for joints, composed of cast-iron borings or filings, sal ammoniac, etc.
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iron chancellor

  • noun German statesman under whose leadership Germany was united (1815-1898)
    Otto von Bismarck; Bismarck; Prince Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck; von Bismarck; Prince Otto von Bismarck.
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Iron clay

  • (Min.), a yellowish clay containing a large proportion of an ore of iron.
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iron collar

  • noun an instrument of execution for execution by strangulation
    garrotte; garrote; garotte.
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Iron cross

  • a Prussian order of military merit; also, the decoration of the order.
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Iron crown

  • a golden crown set with jewels, belonging originally to the Lombard kings, and indicating the dominion of Italy. It was so called from containing a circle said to have been forged from one of the nails in the cross of Christ.
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iron curtain

  • noun an impenetrable barrier to communication or information especially as imposed by rigid censorship and secrecy; used by Winston Churchill in 1946 to describe the demarcation between democratic and communist countries
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iron deficiency anaemia

  • noun a form of anemia due to lack of iron in the diet or to iron loss as a result of chronic bleeding
    iron deficiency anaemia.
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iron deficiency anemia

  • noun a form of anemia due to lack of iron in the diet or to iron loss as a result of chronic bleeding
    iron deficiency anaemia.
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iron disulfide

  • noun a compound containing two atoms of sulfur combined with iron
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iron duke

  • noun British general and statesman; he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo; subsequently served as Prime Minister (1769-1852)
    First Duke of Wellington; Duke of Wellington; Wellington; Arthur Wellesley.
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iron filing

  • noun a fragment of iron rubbed off by the use of a file
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iron fist

  • noun rigorous or ruthless control
    • she rules the office with an iron fist
    • it takes an iron fist to contain the dissenting factions
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Iron flint

  • (Min.), an opaque, flintlike, ferruginous variety of quartz.
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Iron founder

  • a maker of iron castings.
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Iron foundry

  • noun a foundry where cast iron is produced
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  • the place where iron castings are made.
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Iron furnace

  • a furnace for reducing iron from the ore, or for melting iron for castings, etc.; a forge; a reverberatory; a bloomery.
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Iron glance

  • (Min.), hematite.
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Iron hat

  • a headpiece of iron or steel, shaped like a hat with a broad brim, and used as armor during the Middle Ages.
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iron heel

  • noun an instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg
    the boot; iron boot; boot.
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Iron horse

  • noun (c. 1840) an early term for a locomotive
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  • a locomotive engine. Colloq.
  • a locomotive. Colloq.
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iron lady

  • noun British stateswoman; first woman to serve as Prime Minister (born in 1925)
    Margaret Thatcher; Margaret Hilda Thatcher; Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven; Thatcher.
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Iron liquor

  • a solution of an iron salt, used as a mordant by dyers.
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iron lung

  • noun respirator that produces alternations in air pressure in a chamber surrounding a patient's chest to force air into and out of the lungs thus providing artificial respiration
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iron maiden

  • noun instrument of torture consisting of a hollow iron frame shaped like the human body and lined with spikes to impale the victim
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Iron man

  • noun a strong man of exceptional physical endurance
    ironman.
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  • (Cotton Manuf.), a name for the self-acting spinning mule.
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iron manganese tungsten

  • noun a mineral consisting of iron and manganese tungstate in crystalline form; the principal ore of tungsten; found in quartz veins associated with granitic rocks
    wolframite.
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iron mold

  • noun a spot caused the staining with rust or ink
    iron mold.
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Iron moldmould

  • a yellow spot on cloth stained by rusty iron.
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iron mould

  • noun a spot caused the staining with rust or ink
    iron mold.
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iron oak

  • noun small deciduous tree of eastern and central United States having dark green lyrate pinnatifid leaves and tough moisture-resistant wood used especially for fence posts
    post oak; box white oak; brash oak; Quercus stellata.
  • noun medium-sized evergreen of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico with oblong leathery often spiny-edged leaves
    canyon oak; maul oak; canyon live oak; Quercus chrysolepis.
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Iron ore

  • noun an ore from which iron can be extracted
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  • (Min.), any native compound of iron from which the metal may be profitably extracted. The principal ores are magnetite, hematite, siderite, limonite, Göthite, turgite, and the bog and clay iron ores.
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iron out

  • verb settle or put right
    straighten out; put right.
    • we need to iron out our disagreements
  • verb press and smooth with a heated iron
    press; iron.
    • press your shirts
    • she stood there ironing
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iron overload

  • noun pathology in which iron accumulates in the tissues; characterized by bronzed skin and enlarged liver and diabetes mellitus and abnormalities of the pancreas and the joints
    bronzed diabetes; iron overload; hemochromatosis.
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iron perchloride

  • noun a highly toxic chemical used to engrave metal plates and electronic circuits
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iron putty

  • noun a cement resembling putty; made by mixing ferric oxide and boiled linseed oil; is acid resistant
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iron pyrite

  • noun a common mineral (iron disulfide) that has a pale yellow color
    fool's gold; pyrite; iron pyrite.
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Iron pyrites

  • noun a common mineral (iron disulfide) that has a pale yellow color
    fool's gold; pyrite; iron pyrite.
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  • (Min.), common pyrites, or pyrite. See Pyrites.
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Iron sand

  • an iron ore in grains, usually the magnetic iron ore, formerly used to sand paper after writing.
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Iron scale

  • the thin film which on the surface of wrought iron in the process of forging. It consists essentially of the magnetic oxide of iron, Fe3O4>.
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iron trap

  • noun a trap from which there is no escape
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iron tree

  • noun a small slow-growing deciduous tree of northern Iran having a low domed shape
    iron tree; ironwood; ironwood tree.
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Iron works

  • a furnace where iron is smelted, or a forge, rolling mill, or foundry, where it is made into heavy work, such as shafting, rails, cannon, merchant bar, etc.
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iron-cased

I"ron-cased` adjective
Definitions
  1. Cased or covered with iron, as a vessel; ironclad.
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iron-fisted

I"ron-fist`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Closefisted; stingy; mean.
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iron-gray

  • noun the color of freshly broken cast iron
    iron-gray.
  • adjective satellite of the grey color of iron
    iron-gray.
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I"ron-gray` adjective
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  1. Of a gray color, somewhat resembling that of iron freshly broken. -- n. An iron-gray color; also, a horse of this color.
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iron-grey

  • noun the color of freshly broken cast iron
    iron-gray.
  • adjective satellite of the grey color of iron
    iron-gray.
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iron-hearted

I"ron-heart`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Hard-hearted; unfeeling; cruel; as, an iron-hearted master. Cowper.
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iron-sick

I"ron-sick` adjective
Definitions
  1. (Naut.) Having the ironwork loose or corroded; -- said of a ship when her bolts and nails are so eaten with rust that she has become leaky.
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iron-sided

I"ron-sid`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having iron sides, or very firm sides.
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iron-storage disease

  • noun pathology in which iron accumulates in the tissues; characterized by bronzed skin and enlarged liver and diabetes mellitus and abnormalities of the pancreas and the joints
    bronzed diabetes; iron overload; hemochromatosis.
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iron-tree

  • noun a small slow-growing deciduous tree of northern Iran having a low domed shape
    iron tree; ironwood; ironwood tree.
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ironing board

  • noun narrow padded board on collapsible supports; used for ironing clothes
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It irons

  • (Naut.), said of a sailing vessel, when, in tacking, she comes up head to the wind and will not fill away on either tack.
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Italian iron

  • a heater for fluting frills.
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Jagging iron

  • a wheel with a zigzag or jagged edge for cutting cakes or pastry into ornamental figures.
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Light iron

  • a candlestick. Obs.
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Lily iron

  • a kind of harpoon with a detachable head of peculiar shape, used in capturing swordfish.
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long iron

  • noun an iron with a long shaft and a steep face; for hitting long low shots
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Magnetic iron

  • . See Magnetite.
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Magnetic iron, ∨ Magnetic iron ore

  • . (Min.) Same as Magnetite.
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magnetic iron-ore

  • noun an oxide of iron that is strongly attracted by magnets
    magnetite.
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making-iron

Mak"ing-i`ron noun
Definitions
  1. A tool somewhat like a chisel with a groove in it, used by calkers of ships to finish the seams after the oakum has been driven in.
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Malleable iron

  • (Metal.), iron sufficiently pure or soft to be capable of extension under the hammer; also, specif., a kind of iron produced by removing a portion of the carbon or other impurities from cast iron, rendering it less brittle, and to some extent malleable.
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Malleable iron castings

  • articles cast from pig iron and made malleable by heating then for several days in the presence of some substance, as hematite, which deprives the cast iron of some of its carbon.
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Meaking iron

  • (Naut.), the tool with which old oakum is picked out of a vessel's seams.
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Merchant bar, Merchant ironsteel

  • certain common sizes of wrought iron and steel bars.
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Metallic iron

  • iron in the state of the metal, as distinquished from its ores, as magnetic iron.
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Meteoric iron

  • (Chem.), iron forming a large, and often the chief, ingredient of meteorites. It invariably contains a small amount of nickel and cobalt. Cf. Meteorite.
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Meteoric iron, Meteoric stone

  • . (Min.) See Meteorite.
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Muck iron

  • crude puddled iron ready for the squeezer or rollers. Knight.
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ni-hard iron

  • noun cast iron to which nickel has been added to make it resist abrasion
    Ni-hard.
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ni-resist iron

  • noun cast iron consisting of graphite in a matrix of austenite
    Ni-resist.
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nickel-iron accumulator

  • noun a storage battery having a nickel oxide cathode and an iron anode with an electrolyte of potassium hydroxide; each cell gives about 1.2 volts
    nickel-iron accumulator.
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nickel-iron battery

  • noun a storage battery having a nickel oxide cathode and an iron anode with an electrolyte of potassium hydroxide; each cell gives about 1.2 volts
    nickel-iron accumulator.
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nine iron

  • noun an iron with considerable loft
    niblick.
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Octahedral iron ore

  • (Min.), magnetite.
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one iron

  • noun (golf) the long iron with the most nearly vertical face
    driving iron.
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Passive iron

  • (Chem.), iron which has been subjected to the action of heat, of strong nitric acid, chlorine, etc. It is then not easily acted upon by acids.
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Pig iron

  • noun crude iron tapped from a blast furnace
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  • the form in which cast iron is made at the blast furnace, being run into molds, called pigs.
  • cast iron in pigs, or oblong blocks or bars, as it comes from the smelting furnace. See Pig, 4.
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Pinking iron

  • . (a) An instrument for scalloping the edges of ribbons, flounces, etc . (b) A sword . Colloq.
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Plane iron

  • the cutting chisel of a joiner's plane.
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Plate iron

  • noun a plate of iron
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  • wrought iron plates.
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Polishing iron

  • an iron burnisher; esp., a small smoothing iron used in laundries.
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putting iron

  • noun the iron normally used on the putting green
    putter.
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Pyrophoric iron

  • (Chem.), finely reduced iron, which ignites spontaneously on contact with air.
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Rasing iron

  • a tool for removing old oakum and pitch from the seams of a vessel.
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Reduced iron

  • (Chem.), metallic iron obtained through deoxidation of an oxide of iron by exposure to a current of hydrogen or other reducing agent. When hydrogen is used the product is called also iron by hydrogen.
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Reeming iron

  • (Naut.), an iron chisel for reeming the seams of planks in calking ships.
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Rhombohedral iron ore

  • (Min.) See Hematite.
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Ripping iron

  • . (Shipbuilding) Same as Ravehook.
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Rub iron

  • an iron guard on a wagon body, against which a wheel rubs when cramped too much.
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Russia iron

  • a kind of sheet iron made in Russia, having a lustrous blue-black surface.
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Sable iron

  • a superior quality of Russia iron; so called because originally stamped with the figure of a sable.
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Scalping iron

  • (Surg.), an instrument used in scraping foul and carious bones; a raspatory.
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Scrap iron

  • noun iron to be melted again and reworked
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  • . (a) Cuttings and waste pieces of wrought iron from which bar iron or forgings can be made; called also wrought-iron scrap. (b) Fragments of cast iron or defective castings suitable for remelting in the foundry; called also founding scrap, or cast scrap.
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Scribing iron

  • an iron-pointed instrument for scribing, or marking, casks and logs.
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searing iron

  • noun a hot iron used to destroy tissue
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seven iron

  • noun iron with a lofted face for hitting high shots to the green
    mashie niblick.
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sheet iron

  • noun plate iron thinner than tank iron
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Shooting iron

  • noun a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
    side arm; pistol; handgun.
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  • a firearm. Slang, U.S.
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short iron

  • noun an iron with a short shaft and pitched face; for hitting short high shots
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Silvery iron

  • (Metal.), a peculiar light-gray fine-grained cast iron, usually obtained from clay iron ore.
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Smoothing iron

  • noun home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth
    iron.
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  • an iron instrument with a polished face, for smoothing clothes; a sadiron; a flatiron.
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Snarling iron

  • a tool with a long beak, used in the process of snarling. When one end is held in a vise, and the shank is struck with a hammer, the repercussion of the other end, or beak, within the article worked upon gives the requisite blow for producing raised work. See 1st Snarl.
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soldering iron

  • noun a hand tool with a heatable tip; used to melt and apply solder
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Soldering iron, Soldering tool

  • an instrument for soldering, consisting of a bit or bolt of copper having a pointed or wedge-shaped end, and furnished with a handle.
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Span iron

  • (Naut.), a special kind of harpoon, usually secured just below the gunwale of a whaleboat.
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Sparry iron

  • (Min.), siderite. See Siderite (a).
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Spathic iron

  • (Min.), siderite. See Siderite (a).
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Specular iron

  • . See Hematite.
  • . (Min.) See Hematite.
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spiegel iron

  • noun pig iron containing manganese; used as a deoxidizing agent and to raise the manganese content in making steel
    spiegeleisen; spiegel.
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Spie"gel i`ron
Etymology
G. spiegel mirror + E. iron.
Definitions
  1. (Metal.) A fusible white cast iron containing a large amount of carbon (from three and a half to six per cent) and some manganese. When the manganese reaches twenty-five per cent and upwards it has a granular structure, and constitutes the alloy ferro manganese, largely used in the manufacture of Bessemer steel. Called also specular pig iron, spiegel, and spiegeleisen.
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steam iron

  • noun a pressing iron that can emit steam
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Steely iron

  • a compound of iron containing less than one half of one per cent of carbon.
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Stirrup iron

  • noun support consisting of metal loops into which rider's feet go
    stirrup.
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  • an iron stirrup.
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stovepipe iron

  • noun plate iron that is thinner than tank iron
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structural iron

  • noun iron that has been cast or worked in structural shapes
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Stub iron

  • iron made from stub nails, or old horseshoe nails, used in making gun barrels.
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Sweating iron

  • a kind of knife, or a piece of iron, used to scrape off sweat, especially from horses; a horse scraper.
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swedish iron

  • noun wrought iron of high purity made in Sweden
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t iron

T" i`ron
Definitions
  1. See under T.
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Tamping iron

  • an iron rod for beating down the earthy substance in tamping for blasting.
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Tank iron

  • noun plate iron that is thinner than boilerplate but thicker than sheet iron or stovepipe iron
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  • plate iron thinner than boiler plate, and thicker than sheet iron or stovepipe iron.
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tee iron

Tee" i`ron
Definitions
  1. See T iron, under T.
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tire iron

  • noun hand tool consisting of a lever that is used to force the casing of a pneumatic tire onto a steel wheel
    tire tool.
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Titanic iron ore

  • . (Min.) See Menaccanite.
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To set (the iron of a plane, etc.) rank

  • to set so as to take off a thick shaving. Moxon.
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Toggle iron

  • a harpoon with a pivoted crosspiece in a mortise near the point to prevent it from being drawn out when a whale, shark, or other animal, is harpooned.
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Too many irons in the fire

  • too many objects requiring the attention at once.
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travel iron

  • noun a small lightweight iron that can be carried while traveling
WordNet

tue-iron

Tue"-i`ron noun
Definitions
  1. See Tuyère.
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tue-irons

Tue"-i`rons noun plural
Definitions
  1. A pair of blacksmith's tongs.
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Tug iron

  • an iron hook or button to which a tug or trace may be attached, as on the shaft of a wagon.
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Turfing iron, ∨ Turfing spade

  • an implement for cutting, and paring off, turf.
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two iron

  • noun long iron with a nearly vertical face
    midiron.
WordNet

Wafer irons, ∨ Wafer tongs

  • (Cookery), a pincher-shaped contrivance, having flat plates, or blades, between which wafers are baked.
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Waffle iron

  • noun a kitchen appliance for baking waffles; the appliance usually consists of two indented metal pans hinged together so that they create a pattern on the waffle
WordNet
  • an iron utensil or mold made in two parts shutting together, used for cooking waffles over a fire.
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Weeding iron

  • . See Weeding fork, above.
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White iron

  • . (a) Thin sheets of iron coated with tin; tinned iron. (b) A hard, silvery-white cast iron containing a large proportion of combined carbon.
  • . See Cast iron (above).
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White iron pyrites

  • (Min.), marcasite.
  • orthorhombic iron disulphide; marcasite. This includes cockscomb pyrites (a variety of marcasite, named in allusion to its form), spear pyrites, etc.
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Wire iron

  • wire rods of iron.
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Wrought iron

  • noun iron having a low carbon content that is tough and malleable and so can be forged and welded
WordNet
  • (Metal.), the purest form of iron commonly known in the arts, containing only about half of one per cent of carbon. It is made either directly from the ore, as in the Catalan forge or bloomery, or by purifying (puddling) cast iron in a reverberatory furnace or refinery. It is tough, malleable, and ductile. When formed into bars, it is called bar iron.
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