Translation of "iron" - English-Traditional 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. 鐵易生銹。
Liver is a particularly rich source of dietary iron. 肝臟中含有特別豐富的飲食鐵質。
iron ore 鐵礦
an iron deficiency 鐵質缺乏

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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. 他這一擊很可能要用2號或3號鐵頭球杆。

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). 通常會用鐐銬銬住犯人。

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. 熨好一件襯衫大約需要五分鐘。

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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. 我認為你需要有鋼鐵般的意志才能作出這些決定。

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