iron·​side ˈī(-ə)rn-ˌsīd How to pronounce ironside (audio)
: a man of great strength or bravery

Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ironside was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Ironside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Iron·​side ˈī(-ə)rn-ˌsīd How to pronounce Ironside (audio)
William Edmund 1880–1959 1st Baron Ironside British field marshal
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