Iron I"ron, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ironed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ironing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To smooth with an instrument of iron; especially, to smooth, as cloth, with a heated flatiron; -- sometimes used with out. [1913 Webster]

2. To shackle with irons; to fetter or handcuff. ``Ironed like a malefactor.'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

3. To furnish or arm with iron; as, to iron a wagon.

{iron out differences} resolve differences; settle a dispute. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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