iron [ˈaɪən]
1. noun
   a. ( = metal) fer m
• scrap iron ferraille f
   b. (for laundry) fer m (à repasser)
• electric iron fer m électrique
• to give a dress an iron (inf) donner un coup de fer à une robe
• to have too many irons in the fire mener trop de choses de front
   c. (Golf) fer m
2. transitive verb
3. intransitive verb
4. compounds
[tool, bridge] en fer ; [determination] de fer
► the Iron Age noun l'âge m de fer
► the Iron Curtain noun le rideau de fer
► iron hand noun
• to rule with an iron hand gouverner d'une main de fer
► iron out separable transitive verb
[+ creases] faire disparaître au fer ; [+ difficulties, differences] aplanir ; [+ problems] régler
* * *
['aɪən], US ['aɪərn] 1.
1) (metal) fer m

old ou scrap iron — ferraille f

iron and steel works — usine f sidérurgique

a will of iron — fig une volonté de fer

2) (for clothes) fer m (à repasser)

with a cool iron — à fer doux

to run the iron over something — donner un coup de fer à quelque chose

3) (golf) fer m

a six-iron — un fer six

4) (splint) attelle f
irons plural noun fers mpl

in irons — aux fers

noun modifier lit [bar, gate] en fer

iron sheet — tôle f

adjective fig [constitution, grip, will] de fer; [rule] draconien/-ienne
transitive verb repasser [clothes]
Phrasal Verbs:

to have a lot of irons in the fire — avoir beaucoup d'affaires en train

to strike while the iron is hot — battre le fer pendant qu'il est chaud

English-French dictionary. 2013.

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