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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishironi‧ron1 /ˈaɪən $ ˈaɪərn/ ●●● S2 W3 noun 🔊 🔊 1 metal [uncountable]HCET a common hard metal that is used to make steel, is magnetic, and is found in very small quantities in food and blood. It is a chemical element: symbol Fe 🔊 the iron and steel industry 🔊 a driveway with large iron gates 🔊 iron ore (=rock that contains iron) 🔊 the absorption of iron from food wrought iron, cast iron2 for clothes [countable]DCCT a thing used for making clothes smooth, which has a heated flat metal base3 have several irons in the fire4 sport [countable]DSG a golf club made of metal rather than wood 🔊 a 5-iron5 irons a will of iron/an iron will at will2(1), → pump iron at pump2(8), → rule somebody/something with a rod of iron at rule2(5), → strike while the iron’s hot at strike1(28)
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ironiron oreHe kept her prisoner in her own home and threatened to electrocute her on a sunbed and burn her with an iron.Start with a five-hundred pound piece of cast iron sitting on the floor.Prohibited items should include gallows and leg irons.My doctor said I need more iron in my diet.a window with iron bars on itiron oreThe iron and steel industry of Rotherham exists because long ago iron ore was mined locally as well as coal.It soon ventured into steelmaking to use its coal and iron ore.The manganese and iron ores of the Urals were linked to great coalfields 1,250 miles further east.This applies to, for example, gold, petroleum, copper, iron ore, lead, silver, nickel and zinc.These ironworks were built in 173 6 and were worked for 130 years, exploiting local iron ore deposits.The greater abundance of iron ores over those of copper also meant that iron was more readily obtainable and cheaper.Here there are thick deposits of iron ore near the base of some rocks of oolitic limestone which are of Jurassic age.When the iron ore was worked out the township including the school would pack up and move on.