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iron +‎ sick


iron-sick (comparative more iron-sick, superlative most iron-sick)

  1. (nautical) Having the ironwork loose or corroded; said of a ship when the bolts and nails are so badly eaten with rust as to cause leaks.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for iron-sick in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)