ironclad ironclad  /ˈaɪ ərn ˌklæd/


  1. (n) a wooden warship of the 19th century that is plated with iron or steel armor
  2. (adj) sheathed in iron plates for protection
  3. (adj) inflexibly entrenched and unchangeable


  1. Final, ironclad proof of Snuppy's provenance would involve showing that the dog's mitochondrial DNA matches that of his egg donor.
  2. That's not ironclad for organic beef some companies might use antimicrobials but generally the animals are supplement-free Environmental Impact: Living with the Land.
  3. If the international community wants to have ironclad inspection guarantees, they better give us the wherewithal.


  • Report: HTC Hires Robert Downey Jr. in $12 Million Campaign

    It's no secret the Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is in dire straits, but can Iron Man himself help? HTC brass seems to think so: According to a Bloomberg report, the company has hired Robert Downey Jr. in a two-year $12 million global marketing deal Citing two people with knowledge of the company's plans, Bloomberg claimed Downey Jr. will be helping HTC out as himself — not his ironclad movie ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Mashable


  1. "There should be an ironclad agreement on disclosure," said Larry Sabato, a University of Virginia political scientist. "Because one thing we've learned about Bill Clinton is if he can possibly wheedle his way out of disclosure, he'll do it."
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Larry Sabato Source: Reuters

  2. "Ask for ironclad verification that the stone that you buy did not come from a conflict zone," Zwick says.
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Edward Zwick Source: CBS 4

  3. "My government reaffirms its ironclad commitment to help Afghanistan succeed and prosper," said Bush, standing in the Rose Garden next to Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
    on Jun 15, 2004 By: President Bush Source: USA Today

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