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View synonyms for iron-jawed

iron-jawed

[ ahy-ern-jawd ]

adjective

  1. having a jaw of or like iron:

    an iron-jawed press; an iron-jawed fighter.

  2. fiercely determined:

    an iron-jawed will.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of iron-jawed1

First recorded in 1880–85

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Example Sentences

I'm the old original iron-jawed, brass-mounted, copper-bellied corpse-maker from the wilds of Arkansaw!

Big Medicine was transformed into a cold-eyed, iron-jawed fighting machine.

"Muddy gasoline," nodded Millbank tersely—an iron-jawed, over-groomed man of forty, with a florid face shaved blue.

An iron-jawed fellow he is, with every muscle in his well-knit body to match.

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