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(1)   Extremely robust
"An iron constitution"


(2)   Home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth
(3)   A golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head
(4)   Implement used to brand live stock
(5)   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


(6)   Press and smooth with a heated iron
"Press your shirts"
"She stood there ironing"

Etymology 1

From , a rhotacism of (also , ). Cognate with Danish , Middle Dutch (Dutch ), Frankish , Old Frisian , Old High German (German ), Old Norse (also ) Swedish , Old Saxon .

The word derives from the , which is most likely from the (Old Irish , Welsh ), from the , from the . Cognate on that level to the Sanskrit and the Greek . Possibly akin to the Latin .


  1. A metallic chemical element having atomic number 26, and symbol Fe.
  2. A tool or appliance made of metal, which is heated and then used to transfer heat to something else; most often a thick piece of metal fitted with a handle and having a flat, roughly triangular bottom, which is heated and used to press wrinkles from clothing, and now usually containing an electrical heating apparatus.
  3. Shackles.
  4. A handgun.
  5. A dark shade of the colour/color silver.
  6. A male homosexual.
  7. A golf club used for middle-distance shots.

ferrum flatiron , smoothing iron shackles poof, queer
chemical element, metal; atom tool, mechanical device restraint weapon colour, color; shade; silver
leg irons driving iron, long iron, short iron, 1-iron, 2-iron, 3-iron, 4-iron, 5-iron, 6-iron, 7-iron, 8-iron, 9-iron,

Coordinate terms
scandium, titanium, vanadium, chromium, manganese, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, yttrium, zirconium, niobium (columbium), molybdenum, technetium, ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, silver, cadmium, hafnium, tantalum, tungsten, rhenium, osmium, iridium, platinum, gold, mercury, rutherfordium (kurchatovium, dubnium), dubnium (hahnium, nielsbohrium, joliotium), seaborgium (rutherfordium), bohrium (nielsbohrium), hassium (hahnium), meitnerium, darmstadtium, roentgenium mangle
See also

  • ferrite
  • ferritin
  • ferronerie
  • ferronnerie
  • ferronière
  • ferronnière
  • Flores martis


  1. Made of the metal iron.
  2. Strong (as of will), inflexible.
    She had an iron will.
    He held on with an iron grip.


  1. To pass an iron over (clothing or some other item made of cloth) in order to remove creases.