bound with iron.
hard; rigid; unyielding.
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How to use ironbound in a sentence
A word dropped that I was returning there would bring me, by ironbound custom, an invitation to travel in their company.The Door Through Space | Marion Zimmer Bradley
An angry roar went up to Heaven, followed by a hail of blows upon the stout, ironbound oak, and an imperious call to open.The Trampling of the Lilies | Rafael Sabatini
Three days ago, two shipwrecks took place upon our ironbound coast.The Wandering Jew, Complete | Eugene Sue
There, in front of the ironbound box, knelt Pomponio, busily at work on the stout padlock that guarded the treasures within.Old Mission Stories of California | Charles Franklin Carter
On the far side of the house I found him pressed close against the old ironbound oak door of the chapel.Dracula | Bram Stoker
British Dictionary definitions for ironbound
bound with iron
(of a coast) rocky; rugged
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