iron horse

noun Older Use.

a locomotive.

Origin of iron horse

First recorded in 1825–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for iron horse

Historical Examples of iron horse

  • They had no time to repair or refit, for an iron-horse of more bottom was close behind.

    Daring and Suffering:

    William Pittenger

British Dictionary definitions for iron horse

iron horse


archaic a steam-driven railway locomotive
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