- 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
First recorded in 1610–20
- Calvin Edward, Jr.CalIron Man, born 1960, U.S. baseball player.
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Historical Examples of iron man
As usual, the iron-man asked twice as much as he intended to take, and after a sharp bargain, Roejean conquered.
- 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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