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iron

noun (CHAINS)    /aɪən/ US  /aɪrn/
irons [plural] literary chains tied around someone to prevent them from escaping or moving : It was common practice for the prisoners to be clapped in irons (= tied with chains ).Cords, ropes, cables and string
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