Ironside



[ahy-ern-sahyd] /ˈaɪ ərnˌsaɪd/

noun
1.
a strong person with great power of endurance or resistance.
2.
(initial capital letter) an epithet or nickname of .
3.
(initial capital letter). Usually, Ironsides.

4.
ironsides, (usually used with a singular verb)

noun
1.
(“Ironside”) a.d. c980–1016, English king 1016: defeated by Canute.
/ˈaɪənˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
nickname of Edmund II of England See Edmund II
noun
1.
called Edmund Ironside. ?980–1016, king of England in 1016. His succession was contested by Canute and they divided the kingdom between them

name given to a man of great hardihood or bravery, c.1300, first applied to Edmund II, king of England (d.1016), later also to Oliver Cromwell and his troops. Old Ironsides as a nickname of U.S.S. “Constitution” dates from that ship’s defeat of H.M.S. “Guerriere” on Aug. 19, 1812, in the War of 1812.

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