big iron

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big iron

slang A very fast and powerful mainframe computer. A basic computer won't work—we need the big iron for this project.
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big iron

n. a large, mainframe computer. (see also iron.) We’ll have to run this job on the big iron over at the university.
See also: big, iron
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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