Ironsides
Ironside I"ron*side`, Ironsides I"ron*sides`, prop. n. 1. A nickname for Oliver Cromwell. [PJC]

2. A nickname for Edmund II of England. --RHUD [PJC]


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  • Ironsides — I ron*sides , n. A cuirassier or cuirassiers; also, hardy veteran soldiers; applied specifically to Cromwell s cavalry. {Old Ironsides}. (U. S. Hist.) A nickname for the U.S.S. Constitution, a sailing ship which fought in the American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ironsides — [ī′ərn sīdz΄] n. 1. name for CROMWELL Oliver 2. a) the regiment that Cromwell led in the English Civil War b) his whole army * * * …   Universalium

  • Ironsides —   [ aɪənsaɪdz] Plural, englische Reitertruppe, Eisenseiten …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Ironsides — [ī′ərn sīdz΄] n. 1. name for CROMWELL Oliver 2. a) the regiment that Cromwell led in the English Civil War b) his whole army …   English World dictionary

  • Ironsides — Als Ironsides wurden die Angehörigen der leichten Kavallerietruppe bezeichnet, die während des Englischen Bürgerkriegs von Oliver Cromwell aufgestellt wurde und auf der Seite des Parlaments gegen die Royalisten kämpfte. Die Bezeichnung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • IRONSIDES —    Cromwell s troopers, a thousand strong, and raised by him in the Eastern counties of England, so called at first from the invincibility displayed by them at Marston Moor; were selected by Cromwell as men, he says, that had the fear of God… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Ironsides — Oliver Cromwell …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Ironsides — n. cavalry unit that Oliver Cromwell led in the English Civil War …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Ironsides — /ˈaɪənsaɪdz/ (say uyuhnsuydz) noun 1. Edmund II of England. 2. Oliver Cromwell …   Australian English dictionary

  • Ironsides — n. a man of great bravery, esp. (as pl.) Cromwell s troopers in the English Civil War …   Useful english dictionary

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