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iron horse

noun, Older Use.
a locomotive.
Origin of iron horse
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They had no time to repair or refit, for an iron-horse of more bottom was close behind.

    Daring and Suffering: William Pittenger
British Dictionary definitions for iron-horse

iron horse

(archaic) a steam-driven railway locomotive
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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iron horse

noun phrase

  1. A railroad engine: It seems he does have an affinity for the iron horse (mid-1800s+)
  2. A military tank (WWII Army)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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