ironbound

[ ahy-ern-bound ]
/ ˈaɪ ərnˈbaʊnd /
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adjective

bound with iron.
rock-bound; rugged.
hard; rigid; unyielding.

Nearby words

  1. iron-on,
  2. iron-pumper,
  3. iron-sick,
  4. iron-storage disease,
  5. ironbark,
  6. ironclad,
  7. irondequoit,
  8. irone,
  9. ironer,
  10. ironfisted

Origin of ironbound

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at iron, -bound1

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British Dictionary definitions for ironbound

ironbound

/ (ˈaɪənˌbaʊnd) /

adjective

bound with iron
unyielding; inflexible
(of a coast) rocky; rugged
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