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iron man

a person, as a worker or athlete, of great physical endurance who can be depended upon to perform a given task or job tirelessly.
a machine that performs a job formerly done by hand; robot.
Slang. a dollar bill or a silver dollar.
Origin of iron man
First recorded in 1610-20


[rip-kuh n] /ˈrɪp kən/
Calvin Edward, Jr ("Cal"; "Iron Man") born 1960, U.S. baseball player. Unabridged
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iron man

noun (Austral)
an event at a surf carnival in which contestants compete at swimming, surfing, running, etc
a competitor at such an event
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iron man

noun phrase

  1. A dollar: Two hundred iron men snatched out of his mitt (1908+)
  2. A very durable and tough man; tireless worker and player, esp in sports (1914+)
  3. A West Indian musician who plays an instrument made out of an oil drum (1960s+ Musicians)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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