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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Covered or protected with iron; A wooden warship of the 19th century that is plated with metal armor;Inflexibly entrenched and unchangeable.

Usage examples (33)
  • "Unfortunately the word ironclad is a bit of a myth," says divorce lawyer Clifford M. Solomon, partner of Solomon Tanenbaum in Westchester.
  • The Confederates were fully aware of this, and as soon as they could, placed on the waters of their rivers and harbors vessels new to naval warfare, called ironclad rams.
  • Scholars call the German case against America "ironclad".
  • They're not "ironclad," warns Morningstar mutual fund analyst Michael Herbst. for more
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