follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

ironbound

[ahy-ern-bound] /ˈaɪ ərnˈbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
bound with iron.
2.
rock-bound; rugged.
3.
hard; rigid; unyielding.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see iron, -bound1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for iron bound

ironbound

/ˈaɪənˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
bound with iron
2.
unyielding; inflexible
3.
(of a coast) rocky; rugged
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for ironbound

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for iron

4
5
Scrabble Words With Friends