Definition of iron-plated in English:

iron-plated

adjective

historical
  • 1Covered, protected, or strengthened by a plate or plates of iron.

  • 2Specifically. Of a warship: protected by plates of iron or steel.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Hexham (fl. 1601–1650), soldier and author. From iron + plated.

Pronunciation

iron-plated

/ˈʌɪənˌpleɪtɪd/