iron horse


Definition of iron horse

: locomotive sense 1 especially : a steam locomotive

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Recent Examples on the Web Big Boy 4014 served for 18 years, then became an iron horse show pony at the L.A. County Fairgrounds. Bharbi Hazarika, Los Angeles Times, "Ride a train pulled by the Big Boy locomotive on its L.A. stop Oct. 12 and 13," 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of iron horse

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Iron horse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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