Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who is very strong and courageous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a man of great strength and endurance, especially on who is brave.
  • proper noun A nickname for Oliver Cromwell.
  • proper noun A nickname for Edmund II of England.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who is very strong and courageous.

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

  • noun a man of great strength or bravery

Etymologies

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

[From Ironside, nickname of Edmund II, and Ironsides, nickname of Oliver Cromwell.]

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