iron man


: a man of unusual physical endurance

Examples of iron man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Travis Hunter snap count of the week: Colorado’s Travis Hunter Colorado’s iron man played both ways (again) in the 36-14 victory over Nebraska, with three catches as a receiver and four tackles as a cornerback. Jon Wilner | , oregonlive, 10 Sep. 2023 The iron man started the first 141 games of the 2022 season before taking his first day off on Sept. 14. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2023 Box score:Bucks 134, Magic 123 Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, Jevon Carter spark Bucks The lone member of the Big Three who played started for the first time since December, and the Bucks’ iron man continued his stellar play in leading the Bucks to victory. Jim Owczarski, Journal Sentinel, 7 Mar. 2023 Bridges is an iron man. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 2 Sep. 2022 Tretter is simply an iron man at center. Scott Patsko, cleveland, 4 Sep. 2021 Dad was an iron man., 25 July 2021 Doncic has been an iron man for Dallas this season, avoiding injuries and only missing games for load management. Doyle Rader, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2023 Lehew is almost a complete iron man for Grace Prep. Rick Kretzschmar, Dallas News, 13 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of iron man was in 1846

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“Iron man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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