Meaning of ironclad
Pronunciation: (adj.ī'urn-klad'n.ī'urn-klad&sec), [key]
- covered or cased with iron plates, as a ship for naval warfare; armor-plated.
- very rigid or exacting; inflexible; unbreakable: an ironclad contract.
- a wooden warship of the middle or late 19th century having iron or steel armor plating.
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