Definition of cast-iron
- a cast-iron stomach
- a cast-iron will
The fence is made of cast iron.
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: made of cast iron
: very strong or tough
: not likely to fail or be broken
: a very hard type of metal that is made into different shapes by being melted and poured into special containers (called casts or molds)
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allowing a liquid or gas to pass through
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