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ironside

[ ahy-ern-sahyd ]
/ ˈaɪ ərnˌsaɪd /
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noun

a strong person with great power of endurance or resistance.
(initial capital letter) an epithet or nickname of Edmund II.
(initial capital letter)Usually Ironsides .
  1. (used with a singular verb) a nickname of Oliver Cromwell.
  2. the soldiers serving under Cromwell.
ironsides, (usually used with a singular verb)
  1. an ironclad.
  2. Eastern U.S. scup.

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Origin of ironside

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English; see origin at iron, side1
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British Dictionary definitions for ironside

Ironside
/ (ˈaɪənˌsaɪd) /

noun

nickname of Edmund II of EnglandSee Edmund II
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