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ironside

[ahy-ern-sahyd] /ˈaɪ ərnˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
a strong person with great power of endurance or resistance.
2.
(initial capital letter) an epithet or nickname of Edmund II.
3.
(initial capital letter). Usually, Ironsides.
  1. (used with a singular verb) a nickname of Oliver Cromwell.
  2. the soldiers serving under Cromwell.
4.
ironsides, (usually used with a singular verb)
  1. an ironclad.
  2. Eastern U.S. scup.
Origin of ironside
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see iron, side1

Edmund II

noun
1.
("Ironside") a.d. c980–1016, English king 1016: defeated by Canute.
Also, Eadmund II.
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British Dictionary definitions for iron-side

Edmund II

noun
1.
called Edmund Ironside. ?980–1016, king of England in 1016. His succession was contested by Canute and they divided the kingdom between them

Ironside

/ˈaɪənˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
nickname of Edmund II of England See Edmund II
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Word Origin and History for iron-side

Ironside

name given to a man of great hardihood or bravery, c.1300, first applied to Edmund II, king of England (d.1016), later also to Oliver Cromwell and his troops. Old Ironsides as a nickname of U.S.S. "Constitution" dates from that ship's defeat of H.M.S. "Guerriere" on Aug. 19, 1812, in the War of 1812.

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