Definition of iron-cased in English:

iron-cased

adjective

  • 1That is encased in iron; having an iron casing.

  • 2Of a warship: protected by plates of iron or steel; = "ironclad". Now historical.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From iron + cased. Compare ironclad and earlier iron-bound.

Pronunciation

iron-cased

/ˈʌɪənkeɪst/