Translation of "iron" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /aɪən/ us /aɪrn/

iron noun (METAL)

B1 symbol Fe [ U ] a chemical element that is a common greyish-coloured metal. It is strong, used in making steel, and exists in very small amounts in blood.

Iron rusts easily. 铁易生锈。
Liver is a particularly rich source of dietary iron. 肝脏中含有特别丰富的可食用铁质。
iron ore 铁矿
an iron deficiency 铁质缺乏

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iron noun (FOR CLOTHES)

B1 [ C ] a piece of equipment for making clothes flat and smooth that has a handle and a flat base and is usually heated with electricity

a steam iron 蒸汽熨斗
a travel iron 旅行用熨斗

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iron noun (GOLF)

[ C ] a stick that has an iron or steel part at the end that is used to hit the ball in golf

He'll probably use a 2 or 3 iron for the shot. 他这一击很可能要用2号或3号铁头球杆。

iron noun (CHAINS)

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). 通常会用镣铐铐住犯人。

ironverb [ I or T ]

uk /aɪən/ us /aɪrn/

B1 to make clothes flat and smooth using an iron

It takes about five minutes to iron a shirt properly. 熨好一件衬衣大约需要5分钟。

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ironadjective [ before noun ]

uk /aɪən/ us /aɪrn/

very strong physically, mentally, or emotionally

I think you have to have an iron will to make some of these decisions. 我认为你得有钢铁般的意志才能作出这些决定。

(Translation of “iron” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)