1. Noun.  (uncountable) A metallic chemical element having atomic number 26, and symbol Fe.
  2. Noun.  (countable) A tool or appliance made of metal, which is heated and then used to transfer heat to something else; most often a thick piece of metal fitted with a handle and having a flat, roughly triangular bottom, which is heated and used to press wrinkles from clothing, and now usually containing an electrical heating apparatus.
  3. Noun.  (context, usually plural, '''''irons''''') shackles.
  4. Noun.  (slang) A handgun.
  5. Noun.  (uncountable) A dark shade of the colour/color silver.
  6. Noun.  (Cockney rhyming slang, shortened from '''iron hoof''') A male homosexual.
  7. Noun.  (golf) A golf club used for middle-distance shots.
  8. Adjective.  (not comparable) Made of the metal iron.
  9. Adjective.  (figuratively) Strong (as of will), inflexible.
  10. Verb.  (transitive) To pass an iron over (clothing or some other item made of cloth) in order to remove creases.

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