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i·ron·clad

 (ī′ərn-klăd′)
adj.
1. Sheathed with iron plates for protection.
2. Rigid; fixed: an ironclad rule.
n.
A 19th-century warship having sides armored with metal plates.
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ironclad

adj
1. covered or protected with iron: an ironclad warship.
2. inflexible; rigid: an ironclad rule.
3. not able to be assailed or contradicted: an ironclad argument.
n
(Historical Terms) a large wooden 19th-century warship with armoured plating
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i•ron•clad

(adj. ˈaɪ ərnˈklæd; n. -ˌklæd)

adj.
1. covered or cased with iron plates, as a vessel; armor-plated.
2. very rigid or exacting; inflexible; unbreakable: an ironclad contract.
n.
3. a wooden warship of the 19th century having iron or steel armor plating.
[1850–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ironclad - a wooden warship of the 19th century that is plated with iron or steel armor
combat ship, war vessel, warship - a government ship that is available for waging war
Adj.1.ironclad - sheathed in iron plates for protection
sheathed - enclosed in a protective covering; sometimes used in combination; "his sheathed sword"; "the cat's sheathed claws"; "a ship's bottom sheathed in copper"; "copper-sheathed"
2.ironclad - inflexibly entrenched and unchangeable; "brassbound traditions"; "brassbound party loyalists"; "an ironclad rule"
inflexible - incapable of change; "a man of inflexible purpose"
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ironclad

adjective
Incapable of changing or being modified:
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Translations

ironclad

[ˈaɪənklæd]
A. ADJacorazado (fig) [proof] → irrefutable, incontrovertible; [alibi] → incontrovertible, incuestionable
B. Nacorazado m
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