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iron

noun 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. Liver is a particularly rich source of dietary iron. iron ore an iron deficiency
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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 a travel iron
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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.

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).

iron

verb [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.
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iron

adjective [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.
Translations of “iron”
in Korean 철, 다리미…
in Arabic حَديد, مِكْواة…
in French fer, fer (à repasser)…
in Turkish demir, ütü…
in Italian ferro, ferro da stiro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 金屬, 鐵…
in Russian железо, утюг…
in Polish żelazo, żelazko…
in Spanish hierro, plancha, palo de hierro…
in Portuguese ferro…
in German das Eisen, eisern, das Bügeleisen…
in Catalan ferro, planxa…
in Japanese 鉄, アイロン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 金属, 铁…
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