iron man


Definition of iron man

: a man of unusual physical endurance

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Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "In rain-swept Boston Marathon, Desiree Linden and Yuki Kawauchi pour it on," 16 Apr. 2018 So this week’s mailbag is dedicated to the real iron man in American history: the U.S. Postal Service! Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root, "The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: When the Cat’s Away, the Racists Still Stay ...," 1 June 2018 The Rangers believe that Beltre, though 39 and no longer an iron man, is a still a difference-maker. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Rangers continue to talk trades, but are they getting anywhere?," 9 July 2018 In terms of fitness, Kurinsky is training for a half iron man triathlon and would like to see this bike ride grow. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "Rabbi's bike ride across Florida's east coast includes local stops," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of iron man

1846, in the meaning defined above

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24 Nov 2019

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“Iron man.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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