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Meaning of IRONCLAD

Pronunciation:  [adj]'Iurn'klad, [n]'Iurn`klad, Irun'klad

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  without flaws or loopholes; "an ironclad contract"; "a watertight alibi"
  2. [adj]  inflexibly entrenched and unchangeable; "brassbound traditions"; "brassbound party loyalists"; "an ironclad rule"

IRONCLAD is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: brassbound, incontestable, incontestible, inflexible, unassailable, unshakable, watertight



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \I"ron*clad`\, a.
    1. Clad in iron; protected or covered with iron, as a vessel
       for naval warfare.
    2. Rigorous; severe; exacting; as, an ironclad oath or
       pledge. [Colloq.]
  2. \I"ron*clad`\, 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
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