American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal A railroad locomotive.
- n. transport A steam railroad locomotive.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. [Colloq.] a locomotive.
- adj. [Colloq.] a locomotive engine.
- n. Obsolete A locomotive; -- an term no longer used.
- n. (c. 1840) an early term for a locomotive
“My iron horse and carriage, the Bronx-bound D train, would get me there, and the only difference at this party was that 50,000 people hoped the Los Angeles Angels would turn into pumpkins at midnight.”
“Travel by doherty wagon had advantages, like game en route, but I think I prefer the iron horse now.”
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