ironbound

[ahy-ern-bound]

Origin of ironbound

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

adjective
  1. bound with iron
  2. unyielding; inflexible
  3. (of a coast) rocky; rugged
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