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ironclad - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'ironclad' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Ironclad [ a.]
- Clad in iron; protected or covered with iron, as a vessel for naval warfare.
- Rigorous; severe; exacting; as, an ironclad oath or pledge.
2 . Ironclad [ n.]
- A naval vessel having the parts above water covered and protected by iron or steel usually in large plates closely joined and made sufficiently thick and strong to resist heavy shot.

Meaning of 'ironclad' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . ironclad [ s]
Meaning (1):
- inflexibly entrenched and unchangeable
Example in sentence:
  • an ironclad rule;
  • brassbound party loyalists;
  • brassbound traditions