Iron is a chemical element with the symbol Fe and atomic number 26. It is a metal in the first transition series. It is the most common element forming the planet Earth as a whole, forming much of Earth's outer and inner core. It is the fourth most common element in the Earth's crust. Iron's very common presence in rocky planets like Earth is due to its abundant production as a result of fusion in high-mass stars, where the production of nickel-56 is the last nuclear fusion reaction that is exothermic. This causes radioactive nickel to become the last element to be produced before collapse of a supernova leads to the explosive events that scatter ...

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  1. A common, inexpensive metal, often black in color, that rusts, is attracted by magnets, and is used in making steel.
  2. A metallic chemical element having atomic number 26 and symbol Fe.
  3. Any material, not a steel, predominantly made of elemental iron.
  4. A tool or appliance made of metal, which is heated and then used to transfer heat to something else; most often a thick piece of metal fitted with a handle and having a flat, roughly triangular bottom, which is heated and used to press wrinkles from clothing, and now usually containing an electrical heating apparatus.
  5. Shackles.
  6. A handgun.
  7. A dark shade of the colour/color silver.
  8. A male homosexual.
  9. A golf club used for middle-distance shots.
  10. Great strength or power.


  1. To pass an iron over (clothing or some other item made of cloth) in order to remove creases.
  2. To shackle with irons; to fetter or handcuff.
  3. To furnish or arm with iron.
    to iron a wagon


  1. Made of the metal iron.
  2. Strong (as of will), inflexible.
    She had an iron will.
    He held on with an iron grip.
    an iron constitution

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