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One who is very strong and courageous.

[From Ironside, nickname of Edmund II, and Ironsides, nickname of Oliver Cromwell.]


(Biography) nickname of Edmund II of England. See Edmund II


(ˈaɪ ərnˌsaɪd)

1. a strong person with great power of endurance or resistance.
2. (cap.) Usu., Ironsides. (used with a sing. v.) a nickname of Oliver Cromwell.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ironside - a man of great strength or braveryironside - a man of great strength or bravery  
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
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Kidderminster's second goal arrived when Fraser Horsfall converted a header from a corner by James McQuilkin, the sprightly attacking midfielder who was also the architect of the home team's third with a right-wing cross that was again met with a head, this time by Joe Ironside.
He was confined to a wheelchair for many years following a horrendous sidecar racing accident in his early years, but Ironside (as he was better known) did not let this get him down and he eventually set up a trophy business in his own back yard.
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A new $7 million classroom block under construction at Ironside State School is on track for completion for the 2017 school year.
Boro reduced the deficit four minutes later when Ben O'Hanlon lifted a cross into the danger zone and Joe Ironside bundled the ball over the line.
An early September memorandum to Ironside noted the lack of clothing, weapons, ammunition and Russian men willing to fight on behalf of the white cause, presenting a real challenge to recruitment.
BRADFORD PA 1 NUNEATON 1 NUNEATON Town left it late but they picked up their first point of the Vanarama National League North season at the weekend, thanks to a last-gasp Joe Ironside goal in Bradford.
Substantive transformation begins with embracing research in nursing and higher education on multiple pedagogies, generally classified as conventional, critical, feminist, phenomenological, and postmodern (Diekelmann & Diekelmann, 2009; Ironside 2001).
The impact is has truly been vast, both at a very physical level, in terms of casualties, injuries, the infrastructure that's been damaged, but also importantly, emotionally and psychologically in terms of the destabilizing impact that not knowing, not truly feeling like there is anywhere safe place to go in Gaza," Pernilla Ironside, Chief of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Gaza field office told a press conference today at UN Headquarters.
GENEVA, August 6, 2014 (WAFA) -- "More than 400 children have been killed in Israel's assault on Gaza, and almost a thousand times as many are traumatized and face an extraordinarily bleak future," said Pernille Ironside, Head of the UNICEF field office in Gaza.
com)-- Radical Humility Productions and Ironside Productions announced that Los Angeles based distribution company Indie Rights will release River Faught's award-winning feature documentary film “Flesh on Fire: Addicted to a Dream”.