dog iron


Definition of dog iron

1 South & Midland : andiron
2 : a short bar of iron having its ends bent at right angles for use as a cramp or joggle (as to hold together timbers or stones)
3 : a short bar of iron with an eye at one end for driving or fitting into a timber or stone to hold it or lift it

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First Known Use of dog iron

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dog iron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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