Ironsides



[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)

/ˈaɪənˌsaɪdz/
noun
1.
a person with great stamina or resistance
2.
an ironclad ship
3.
(often capital) (in the English Civil War)

/ˈaɪənˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
nickname of Edmund II of England See Edmund II

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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