♦ iron

♦ iron
♦ iron /ˈaɪən/
A n.
1 [u] (anche fig.) ferro: Iron is heavier than aluminium, il ferro è più pesante dell'alluminio; wrought iron, ferro battuto; as hard as iron, duro come il ferro; a man of iron, un uomo di ferro (o inflessibile)
2 strumento di ferro; ferro da stiro: Don't leave the iron on the table, non lasciare il ferro (da stiro) sul tavolo!
3 (pl.) ferri; catene; ceppi: to be put in irons, esser messo ai ferri (o in catene); to clap sb. in irons, sbattere q. in catene
4 (golf) ferro
5 [u] (med.) ricostituente a base di ferro
6 staffa (per cavalcare)
7 (pl.) (med.) stecche di metallo (per un arto fratturato)
8 (slang USA) pistola; rivoltella
9 (slang USA) automobile; motocicletta
10 (slang USA) ► hardware
B a. attr.
1 di ferro (anche fig.); ferreo; forte; duro; tenace; spietato: an iron ring, un anello di ferro; iron gates, cancelli di ferro; an iron crown, una corona ferrea; an iron constitution, una salute di ferro
2 color ferro; ferrigno
3 ferruginoso
4 (di suono) metallico
the Iron Age, l'età del ferro □ iron-and-steel industry, industria siderurgica □ (bot.) iron-bark, tipo di eucalipto australiano che fornisce legname da costruzione □ iron-bound, cerchiato di ferro; (di costa) chiusa da scogli; (fig.) inflessibile, rigoroso, severo □ (fig., stor.) the iron curtain, la cortina di ferro □ (fig.) the iron fist (o hand) in the velvet glove, pugno di ferro in guanto di velluto □ iron foundry, fonderia di ghisa □ iron grey, (color) grigio ferro □ iron-handed, inflessibile; rigoroso; severo □ iron-hearted, crudele; spietato □ (slang ingl., spreg.) iron hoof, finocchio; frocio □ (fig. fam. arc.) iron horse, cavallo d'acciaio; bicicletta; locomotiva a vapore □ (fam. USA) iron house, carcere; prigione □ (stor.) the Iron Lady, la Signora di Ferro (Margaret Thatcher) □ iron-like, simile al ferro □ (med.) iron lung, polmone d'acciaio □ (stor.) iron maiden, vergine di Norimberga (strumento di tortura) □ iron man, (fam.) tipo instancabile; automa, robot; (slang USA) dollaro (spec. d'argento) □ iron metallurgy, siderurgia □ iron mould, macchia di ruggine □ iron ore, minerale di ferro □ (slang USA) iron pumper, sollevatore di pesi; pesista □ (mil.: un tempo) iron rations, razioni d'emergenza; viveri di riserva □ (ind. costr.) iron rod, ferro tondo; tondino □ iron will, volontà di ferro □ iron wire, fil di ferro □ (ind.) iron worker, (operaio) siderurgico □ iron working, siderurgia □ (fig.) to have too many (o several) irons in the fire, avere troppa carne al fuoco (fig.) □ to rule with a rod of iron (o with an iron hand), governare con mano (o con pugno) di ferro □ (prov.) to strike while the iron is hot, battere il ferro finché è caldo.
(to) iron /ˈaɪən/
A v. t.
1 stirare: to iron a shirt, stirare una camicia
2 munire di ferro; rivestire di ferro
3 (raro) mettere (q.) ai ferri
B v. i.
(di panni) stirarsi (bene, male, ecc.)
to iron out, togliere, eliminare col ferro (da stiro: pieghe, ecc.); (fig.) eliminare, appianare (divergenze, ecc.); (slang USA) stendere (fig. fam.), ammazzare (con un'arma da fuoco): to iron out difficulties, appianare (o eliminare) le difficoltà.

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