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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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Then he gave the youth the following instructions how to overcome the Dragon of the North: 'You must have an iron horse cast, which must have little wheels under each foot.
When all was ready, it was found that the iron horse was so heavy that a hundred men could not move it from the spot, so the youth found there was nothing for it but to move it with his own strength by means of the magic ring.
The stabler of the iron horse was up early this winter morning by the light of the stars amid the mountains, to fodder and harness his steed.
It will be a strange sight to see an iron horse puffing through the primeval jungles of the stone age, while cave bears, saber-toothed tigers, mastodons and the countless other terrible creatures of the past look on from their tangled lairs in wide-eyed astonishment.
Iron Horses batteries will provide the benefits of a conventional generation systems availability and response capability, but they will be capable of responding to shifts in power demand more quickly, increasing system reliability and efficiency.
TEP will use Iron Horses capacity to help improve service reliability for customers while studying how energy storage systems can support the expansion of solar power resources and other renewable energy technologies.
At 2pm tomorrow, Dr A Winifred Stokes, chair of Wthe County Durham History and Heritage Forum and the County Durham Local History Society, will debate Iron Roads for Iron Horses.
Right now, the 29-year-old sticks to a Suzuki 400 dirt bike for weekend rides, but he's already ogling Iron Horses for when he hits middle age.
Railway is the sixth most popular pub name and has been in use since Britain took the reins of their iron horses in the 19th Century.
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This site is designed as an all encompassing video resource -- from the first Iron Horses to modern commuter railroads," says Haase.
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