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.
See also: big, iron
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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References in classic literature ?
The entrance door was a huge one made of massive, curiously shaped panels of oak studded with big iron nails and bound with great iron bars.
THE orang-outang in the big iron cage lashed to the sheep-pen began the discussion.
Big iron upperworks rose out of this headlong structure, and from that twin funnels projected and spat a smoking blast shot with fire.
* Missouri Big Irons Cowboy Mounted Shooting: At the Horse Arena of the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds.
Heinie, Nighthawk and Wilson big irons run $3,000 to $5,000.
"There was forty feet between them when they stopped to make their play And the swiftness of the ranger is still talked about today Texas Red had not cleared leather fore a bullet fairly ripped And the ranger's aim was deadly with the big iron on his hip Big iron on his hip"
Robbins was most likely not referring to a 1911 pistol when he referenced the big iron in his classic song.
Fabulous products such as the free spin pawls, which allow the Ruger cylinder to move in two directions to facilitate loading, were King sold to thousands of Hollywood cowboys and cowgirls Products such as cylinder end float bushings with replaceable shims, as your Ruger or third generation Colt begins to show signs of excessive end-float, help shooters repair their Big Irons on the fly.
Products such as cylinder end-float bushings with replaceable shims as your single action begins to show signs of excessive end-float, help shooters repair their Big Irons on the fly.