from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Made of cast iron.
- adj. Rigid; inflexible: a cast-iron rule.
- adj. Exceptionally strong or resistant: a cast-iron stomach.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Alternative spelling of cast iron.
- n. Alternative spelling of cast iron.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Made of cast iron. Hence, Fig.: like cast iron; hardy; unyielding.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Iron which has been cast, that is, melted and run into a mold in which it assumes the desired form.
- Made of cast-iron: as, a cast-iron pot.
- Having the qualities of or resembling cast-iron; hence, inflexible; unyielding: as, a cast-iron rule.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. extremely robust
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The sauce was just a can of tomato paste mixed with water and sautéed garlic, all simmered in a big cast-iron pan.
It was a virtuoso performance; he knew his little kitchen so well that he moved around it with the economy and grace of a dancer, sliding a drawer shut with his left hip while opening the refrigerator with his right hand, then swirling sizzling butter in a cast-iron pan with an expert flick of his wrist.
It looked raw—walls and floors of big planks whitewashed clean, the railwood furniture, knots and grains left intact, the row of butter churns, the cast-iron range, big enough to feed the boys and all of their friends, and hers.
The Garden District had become a semi ghost town, a beautiful lost place where once-manicured gardens surged over their cast-iron fences and spread across the community in a tangle of vines and weeds.
They were the oldest apartments in the United States, with long, cast-iron balconies, red brick, and ground-floor stores.
I, agree – adult clothes and shoes do not sell, but weird things, like a cast-iron skillet that was not properly seasoned (and we told the man) did!
There we have it: that cast-iron, irreproachable, UK government-guaranteed £10 billion figure is merely you guessed it an estimate from the media industries themselves.
A black, cast-iron banner heralded ABERNATHY across the top.
The site, between Church Street and Broadway, stretching through to Reade Street, is in the Tribeca South Historic District, known for its mid-19th- and early 20th-century industrial buildings and cast-iron storefronts.
A molcajete is an extremely durable piece of cookware, so durable, in fact, that in Mexico people pass down their well-loved molcajetes to the next generation, just as Southerners pass down cast-iron cookware to their children and grandchildren.