iron man


Definition of iron man

: a man of unusual physical endurance

Examples of iron man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s all Marley all night as the iron man of the Cleveland reggae scene takes the stage with his band at the Music Box Concert Hall. cleveland, 17 Feb. 2022 An iron man, Brown played 140 career games, including two in the postseason with the Rams, never missing an NFL game. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 1 Jan. 2022 Philadelphia presented Yandle, who hasn’t missed a game since March 26, 2009, with a gold puck, a Tiffany crystal and an iron man helmet. Aaron Bracy, ajc, 29 Jan. 2022 Portland’s iron man, Damian Lillard, is going under the knife Thursday. oregonlive, 12 Jan. 2022 Connaughton has been an iron man and was the only Bucks player to appear in all 39 games this season. Jim Owczarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Jan. 2022 Despite his iron man streak, Nelson has been through a lot physically in 2021. Joel A. Erickson, The Indianapolis Star, 26 Sep. 2021 An iron man, Brown played 140 career games, including two in the postseason with the Rams, never missing an NFL game. Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press, 17 Sep. 2021 A season after missing the playoffs, the Flyers added Dorchester native, Hayes family friend and NHL iron man Keith Yandle along with Jimmy’s Boston College roommate, Cam Atkinson., 15 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of iron man

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Iron man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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