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iron

1. slang A firearm, especially a pistol. Make sure you bring your iron, Mark. Never know how one of these back-alley deals might go.
2. offensive slang A homosexual male. The term comes from rhyming slang in which "iron" is short for "iron hoof," which rhymes with "poof" (a slang term for a gay man). Primarily heard in UK. A: "I always suspected David was a bit of an iron." B: "Don't be a bigot, Dad."
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iron

1. n. a gun; a revolver. (Underworld.) Rocko never carries iron unless he’s going to use it.
2. n. computer hardware. (see also big iron.) What kind of iron are you people running over there?
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