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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ironclad  \I"ron*clad`\,  a. 
  1.  Clad  in  iron;  protected  or  covered  with  iron,  as  a  vessel 
  for  naval  warfare. 
 
  2.  Rigorous;  severe;  exacting;  as  an  ironclad  oath  or 
  pledge.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ironclad  \I"ron*clad`\,  n. 
  A  naval  vessel  having  the  parts  above  water  covered  and 
  protected  by  iron  or  steel  usually  in  large  plates  closely 
  joined  and  made  sufficiently  thick  and  strong  to  resist  heavy 
  shot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ironclad 
  adj  1:  inflexibly  entrenched  and  unchangeable;  "brassbound 
  traditions";  "brassbound  party  loyalists";  "an 
  ironclad  rule"  [syn:  {brassbound}] 
  2:  without  flaws  or  loopholes;  "an  ironclad  contract";  "a 
  watertight  alibi"  [syn:  {unassailable},  {unshakable},  {watertight}] 




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