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Meaning of iron-sick

i•ron-sick

Pronunciation: (ī'urn-sik"), [key]
— adj. Naut.
  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.
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