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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


[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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ironman in Technology

HOLWG, DoD, Jan 1977, revised Jul 1977. Fourth of the series of DoD requirements that led to Ada. "Department of Defense Requirements for High Order Computer Programming Languages", SIGPLAN Notices 12(12):39-54 (Dec 1977). "Revised Ironman Requirements for High Order Computer Programming Languages", US Dept of Defense, Jul 1977. (See Strawman, Woodenman, Tinman, Steelman).

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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