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ironclad

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adjective iron·clad \ˈī(-ə)rn-ˈklad\

Definition of ironclad

  1. 1 :  sheathed in iron armor —used especially of naval vessels

  2. 2 :  so firm or secure as to be unbreakable: such asa :  binding <an ironclad oath>b :  having no obvious weakness <an ironclad case against the defendant>

Examples of ironclad in a sentence

  1. The company has an ironclad policy against revealing secrets to competitors.

  2. He has an ironclad alibi.

Circa 1847

First Known Use of ironclad

circa 1847


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ironclad

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noun iron·clad \ˈī(-ə)rn-ˌklad\

Definition of ironclad

  1. :  an armored naval vessel especially of the mid to late 19th century

1862

First Known Use of ironclad

1862


IRONCLAD Defined for English Language Learners

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ironclad

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adjective iron·clad \ˈī(-ə)rn-ˈklad\

Definition of ironclad for English Language Learners

  • : not able to be changed

  • : too strong to be doubted or questioned



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