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 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 Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers (Bye: 7, Auction: $59) The iron man of NFL running backs, McCaffrey played a position-high 965 snaps (91%) last season. Kevin Hanson, SI.com, "Fantasy Football 2019: Running Back Rankings and Auction Prices," 30 July 2019 The Rapids’ wing back positions appear secure after Keegan Rosenberry’s iron man performance in 2019, and the encouraging play of 20-year-old Sam Vines. Jake Shapiro, The Denver Post, "Five big questions going into Colorado Rapids’ offseason," 12 Nov. 2019 An iron man for the first seven years of his career, Thompson played a career-low 43 games with a foot injury. Cameron Fields, cleveland, "Cleveland Cavaliers 2019-20 preview: Meet the players and coaching staff," 22 Oct. 2019 Both are former teammates of Rosenberry’s and both are 33 years old, making Rosenberry by far the league’s youngest iron man at 25, as well as the only one at his position. Jake Shapiro, The Denver Post, "Meet Keegan Rosenberry, the Rapids’ iron man on the back line. “It’s about doing whatever I can to help.”," 27 July 2019 Cal Quantrill was the iron man, yielding four runs in five inning Friday. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres come back on Rockies again, split crazy series at Coors," 16 June 2019 And Kawauchi, the iron man of the roads who ran 12 marathons last year and won five, kept grinding away. John Powers, BostonGlobe.com, "In rain-swept Boston Marathon, Desiree Linden and Yuki Kawauchi pour it on," 16 Apr. 2018

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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 4 Jun. 2020.

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