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iron horse

n. Informal
A railroad locomotive.

iron horse

n
(Historical Terms) archaic a steam-driven railway locomotive

i′ron horse′


n.
Older Use.
a locomotive.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.iron horse - (c. 1840) an early term for a locomotiveiron horse - (c. 1840) an early term for a locomotive
locomotive, locomotive engine, railway locomotive, engine - a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
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