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iron-sick

[ahy-ern-sik] /ˈaɪ ərnˌsɪk/
adjective, Nautical
1.
noting a wooden hull, fastened with iron, in which chemical interaction between the iron and the wood has resulted in the decay of both; nail-sick.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30
Related forms
iron sickness, noun
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