old iron-sides

Old Ironsides

noun
the U.S. frigate Constitution (used as a nickname).
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old ironsides

noun
a United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States; it won brilliant victories over British frigates during the War of 1812 and is without doubt the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy; it has been rebuilt and is anchored in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston [syn: Constitution
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