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iron horse

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noun Older Use.

a locomotive.

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Origin of iron horse

First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for 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


noun

archaic a steam-driven railway locomotive
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