iron man

noun

Definition of iron man

: a man of unusual physical endurance

Examples of iron man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web June 2 was chosen because that was the date, in 1925, that Gehrig started in place of Wally Pipp and began his iron man streak of 14 straight years without missing a game. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, "Mitch Albom: Songwriter stricken with ALS gives voice to new Lou Gehrig Day in baseball," 7 Mar. 2021 Over a decade ago, the Leander native blossomed into a four-year starter at safety, two-time team captain and iron man who played in 52 of 52 games from 2008-11. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Longhorns notebook: Blake Gideon comes home to Texas," 28 Jan. 2021 Rudolph, the Vikings’ iron man tight end making his 98th consecutive start Sunday against the Jaguars, sets a standard of reliability. Andrew Krammer, Star Tribune, "Vikings iron man Kyle Rudolph nearing his 100th consecutive NFL start," 5 Dec. 2020 Malcolm Jenkins' iron man streak came to a close, officially ending his league-leading streak of 2,651 snaps in the third quarter when the Saints switched to a 5-3-3 defense on a third-and-1 play. Amie Just | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Saints' snap counts: A look at usage of receivers, defensive ends, secondary in win over Chargers," 13 Oct. 2020 To this point in his career, Carrie had been an iron man. Jim Ayello, The Indianapolis Star, "Colts injuries: Rock Ya-Sin returns; T.J. Carrie, Michael Pittman out vs. Bears," 2 Oct. 2020 Everything eventually lined up, of course, and Robinson offered Connecticut big-time college basketball legitimacy before those 18 iron man years in the NBA. Mike Anthony, courant.com, "Mike Anthony: Clifford Robinson was an original UConn pillar and leaves behind a unique NBA legacy," 30 Aug. 2020 His 20th point supplied the final score as Alabama’s iron man lineup beat South Carolina, 90-86. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "Depleted Alabama inspired by coach’s technical, guts out SEC win," 29 Feb. 2020 The 32-year-old defensive forward is mostly known for his durability, having played the first 830 games of his career before a suspension ended his iron man streak. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Andrew Cogliano becomes third Stars player this season to reach 1000 career games in Stars win over Toronto," 13 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of iron man

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Iron man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iron%20man. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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