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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who is very strong and courageous.

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  • n. One who is very strong and courageous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a man of great strength and endurance, especially on who is brave.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person who or something which has great power of endurance or resistance: specifically used (generally in the plural) as a proper name: as, Edmund Ironside or Ironsides (an Anglo-Saxon king); Cromwell's Ironsides (his special corps of troopers); Old Ironsides (a designation of the old United States frigate Constitution).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a man of great strength or bravery

Etymologies

From Ironside, nickname of Edmund II, and Ironsides, nickname of Oliver Cromwell.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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