iron man

  1. a person, as a worker or athlete, of great physical endurance who can be depended upon to perform a given task or job tirelessly.
  2. a machine that performs a job formerly done by hand; robot.
  3. Slang. a dollar bill or a silver dollar.

Origin of iron man

First recorded in 1610–20


[rip-kuh n]
  1. Calvin Edward, Jr.CalIron Man, born 1960, U.S. baseball player. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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iron man

noun Australian
  1. an event at a surf carnival in which contestants compete at swimming, surfing, running, etc
  2. a competitor at such an event
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