masculine noun
1. iron (metal)
  • un hierro -> a piece of metal
  • quitarle hierro a algo (figurative) -> to play something down
  • tener una salud de hierro (figurative) -> to have an iron constitution
  • hierro forjado/fundido -> wrought/cast iron
2. blade (de puñal) ; point (de flecha)
  • quien a hierro mata a hierro muere (Prov) -> he who lives by the sword dies by the sword

hierro [e-ayr’-ro]
1. Iron, a malleable metal (metal). (m)
2. Any iron tool (herramienta). (m)
3. Brund, a mark made by burning with a hot iron. (m)
4. An iron instrument to wound with. (m)
  • Hierro colado or fundido -> cast-iron
  • Hierro forjado -> forged iron
  • Es de hierro -> he is indefatigable, or as hardy as steel
  • Hierros -> irons, fetters, jail
  • Como el hierro -> like iron
  • Hierro en lingotes -> pig iron

1 (metal) iron
de hierro iron
fuerte como el hierro like iron; tough
llevar hierro a Vizcaya to carry coals to Newcastle
machacar en hierro frío to flog a dead horse; beat one's head against a brick wall
quitar hierro a algo to play sth down
hierro acanalado corrugated iron
hierro batido wrought iron
hierro bruto crude iron; pig iron
hierro colado cast iron
hierro de fundición cast iron
hierro en lingotes pig iron
hierro forjado wrought iron
hierro fundido cast iron
hierro ondulado corrugated iron
hierro viejo scrap iron; old iron
2 (objeto) iron object; (herramienta) tool; [de flecha, lanza] head
quien a hierro mata, a hierro muere those that live by the sword die by the sword
3 (Agr) branding-iron
4 (Golf) iron;hierros irons

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