ironclad definition

  • adjective:
    • Sheathed with metal plates for defense.
    • Rigid; fixed: an ironclad guideline.
    • Covered with metal, metal, or some steel, armor-plated
    • Solid or certain; unable to be disputed or questioned; irrefutable.
    • Clad in metal; protected or covered with metal, as a vessel for naval warfare.
    • thorough; unbreakable; serious; exacting; rigid.
    • having an outer covering of iron or steel.
    • so strong or protected as to be unbreakable.
    • sheathed in iron plates for protection
    • inflexibly entrenched and unchangeable
  • noun:
    • A 19th-century warship having edges armored with material dishes.
    • A metal-plated ship, vessel, or car
    • An armor-plated warship.
    • A naval vessel having the parts above-water covered and safeguarded by metal or steel typically in huge dishes closely joined making sufficiently thick and powerful to resist hefty chance. Modern naval vessels are constructed with steel throughout, which term is only found in historic contexts.
    • A naval vessel cased or covered completely or partially with dense iron or metallic plates, typically having huge backing of wood, so armored to withstand projectiles and/or attacks of rams or any other armored vessels.
    • a wooden warship associated with the nineteenth century that is plated with iron or metal armor
  • others:
    • Covered or cased with iron dishes, as a vessel for naval warfare; armor-plated.
    • Figuratively, extremely rigid or strict; built, as a type of terms, to be able to allow no evasion or escape, or permit no flaw becoming detected.
    • Noting an electric apparatus or device in which the iron the main structure totally or partially surrounds and thereby mechanically shields the electric conductors: as, an iron-clad armature, one obtaining the conductors embedded in slots or holes.

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