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    ironclad

    ironclad - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ironclad

    Definition
    (noun) a wooden warship of the 19th century that is plated with iron or steel armor Definition
    (adj) sheathed in iron plates for protection Definition
    (adj) inflexibly entrenched and unchangeable
    Synonyms : brassbound
    Example Sentence
    • brassbound traditions
    • brassbound party loyalists
    • an ironclad rule
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ironclad

clad means clothed. So ironclad means clothed with iron. Now one who is clothed is iron would be very firm. He would be unaltered, unchangeable and inflexible.

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