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i·ron·clad / ˈīərnˌklad/ • adj. covered or protected with iron. ∎  impossible to contradict, weaken, or change: an ironclad guarantee. • n. hist. a 19th-century warship with armor plating.

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ironclad a 19th-century warship with armour plating; the term was originally used particularly of such ships during the American Civil War (see monitor).