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Meaning of IRONBOUND

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\I"ron*bound`\, a.
1. Bound as with iron; rugged; as, an ironbound coast.

2. Rigid; unyielding; as, ironbound traditions.

 
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