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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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Townsend handled Chambers' chipped effort just inside the area, allowing Joe Ironside to calmly slot away the resulting spot kick.
Ironside Fitness, located on Foundry Street off Birds Royd Lane, Brighouse, is the brainchild of Rob Welbourne and Lana Southward.
Jameson's 20th-minute red card - and subsequent converted penalty by Joe Ironside - turned the tide after Fraser Horsfall had levelled Maguire's second-minute opener on 10 minutes.
The Blues actually took the lead through the returning Akwasi Asante on 38 minutes but goals from Declan Weeks and Joe Ironside had Harriers in the lead at the break.
Edison Properties, a privately owned real estate holding and development company, announced law firm Robinson Miller LLC as the latest office tenant at Ironside Newark, its state-of-the-art, 21st century workplace in Newark's revitalized downtown.
Regular No.1 Steve Pears was injured in the opener at Coventry and so deputy Ian Ironside stepped into his shoes.
Neil Ironside, 47, died at Auchlinn Farm, in the Fisherie area of Turriff, Aberdeenshire, on Saturday.