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ironbound

[ahy-ern-bound] /ˈaɪ ərnˈbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
bound with iron.
2.
rock-bound; rugged.
3.
hard; rigid; unyielding.
Origin of ironbound
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at iron, -bound1
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ironbound

/ˈaɪənˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
bound with iron
2.
unyielding; inflexible
3.
(of a coast) rocky; rugged
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