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ironbound

[ ahy-ern-bound ]
/ ˈaɪ ərnˈbaʊnd /
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adjective
bound with iron.
rock-bound; rugged.
hard; rigid; unyielding.
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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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