MEANING: adjective:
1. Covered with iron.
2. Inflexible, unbreakable, or indisputable.

ETYMOLOGY: From iron, from Old English iren + clad (clothed), from Old English clathod. Earliest documented use: 1752.

IRON CLAY - not very good soil, but great ore

IRONIC LAD - Marvel's latest Superhero; always has something wry to say

IRON CHAD - how to make a ballot look unused