Definition of Ironsides

1. Noun. English general and statesman who led the parliamentary army in the English Civil War (1599-1658).

Exact synonyms: Cromwell, Oliver Cromwell
Generic synonyms: Full General, General, National Leader, Solon, Statesman
Derivative terms: Cromwellian



Definition of Ironsides

1. n. A cuirassier or cuirassiers; also, hardy veteran soldiers; -- applied specifically to Cromwell's cavalry.

Definition of Ironsides

1. Noun. (plural of Ironside) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ironsides

1. ironside [n] - See also: ironside

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Irkutsk
Irma
Iron Age
Iron Chancellor
Iron Cross
Iron Curtain
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Ironside
Ironsides (current term)
Iroquoian
Iroquoian language
Iroquoians
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Iroquois League
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Irrawaddy
Irrawaddy River
Irredentist
Irredentists
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Irtysh
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Literary usage of Ironsides

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Comic History of England by Gilbert Abbott À Beckett, John Leech (1864)
"The whole army became paralysed at the sight, and even Ironsides himself was ... Ironsides, though for the moment put to flight, having been as it were ..."

2. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1887)
"MW BALDWIN'S "OLD Ironsides." BY JOHN T. MONTGOMERY. Facing page 387 of Vol. VI. of the PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE is what purports to be a drawing of Baldwin's ..."

3. Historic Poems and Ballads by Rupert Sargent Holland (1912)
"XLIII Old Ironsides THE frigate Constitution, which had figured valiantly in the history of the United States navy, and had won the ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"On the twenty-ninth of July, 1863, this vessel went into action with Fort Wagner, followed by the Patapsco ; the New Ironsides joined in the action also. ..."

5. The Works of A. Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
"MICAH CLARKE HIS STATEMENT I OP CORNET JOSEPH CLARKE OF THE Ironsides IT may be, my dear grandchildren, that at one time or another I nave told you nearly ..."

6. Twenty-six Historic Ships by Frederic Stanhope Hill (1905)
"The arrival of the New Ironsides off Charleston early in February was a great ... Among other devices the spar-deck of the Ironsides— her weak point—was ..."

7. The Comic History of England by Gilbert Abbott À Beckett, John Leech (1864)
"The whole army became paralysed at the sight, and even Ironsides himself was ... Ironsides, though for the moment put to flight, having been as it were ..."

8. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1887)
"MW BALDWIN'S "OLD Ironsides." BY JOHN T. MONTGOMERY. Facing page 387 of Vol. VI. of the PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE is what purports to be a drawing of Baldwin's ..."

9. Historic Poems and Ballads by Rupert Sargent Holland (1912)
"XLIII Old Ironsides THE frigate Constitution, which had figured valiantly in the history of the United States navy, and had won the ..."

10. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"On the twenty-ninth of July, 1863, this vessel went into action with Fort Wagner, followed by the Patapsco ; the New Ironsides joined in the action also. ..."

11. The Works of A. Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
"MICAH CLARKE HIS STATEMENT I OP CORNET JOSEPH CLARKE OF THE Ironsides IT may be, my dear grandchildren, that at one time or another I nave told you nearly ..."

12. Twenty-six Historic Ships by Frederic Stanhope Hill (1905)
"The arrival of the New Ironsides off Charleston early in February was a great ... Among other devices the spar-deck of the Ironsides— her weak point—was ..."

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