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English definition of “iron”

iron

noun     /aɪən/
METAL [U] B1 a dark grey metal used to make steel (= very strong metal ) and found in small amounts in blood and food ( formula Fe): an iron bar / gate Most women need more iron in their diet .Chemical elementsMetals and metalworkingChemical elements
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT [C] B1 a piece of electrical equipment that you use for making clothes flat and smooth → See also cast iron, wrought ironCleaning clothes
(Definition of iron noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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