a hard, brittle form of iron made by casting. Cast iron is made by remelting pig iron. It contains carbon and silicon and is used to make automobile engine blocks and the like.
cast-i|ron «KAST Y uhrn, KAHST-», adjective.
1. made of cast iron: »

The cast-iron parts of an automobile include the engine block, manifold, and water pump case.

2. Figurative. not yielding; hard; unbending: »

cast-iron policies. A cast-iron conservative…found himself in an embarrassing and awkward role last week (Time).

3. Figurative. hardy; strong: »

a cast-iron constitution. His cast-iron stomach could digest almost anything.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cast-iron — Cast i ron, a. Made of cast iron. Hence, Fig.: like cast iron; hardy; unyielding. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cast-iron — cast′ i′ron adj. 1) made of cast iron 2) not subject to change or exception: a cast iron rule[/ex] 3) hardy: a cast iron stomach[/ex] • Etymology: 1655–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • Cast iron — Cast i ron Highly carbonized iron, the direct product of the blast furnace; used for making castings, and for conversion into wrought iron and steel. It can not be welded or forged, is brittle, and sometimes very hard. Besides carbon, it contains …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cast iron — cast′ i′ron n. mel an alloy of iron, carbon, and other elements, cast as a soft and strong, or as a hard and brittle iron • Etymology: 1655–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • Ron Jeremy — receiving the Positive Image Award at the Free Speech Coalition Awards Annual Bash Event Los Angeles, CA on Nov. 14, 2009 Born Ronald Jeremy Hyatt[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Ron Jeremy — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Ron Jeremy Hyatt[1] Ron Jeremy en la premiere de una película en octubre de 2005 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ron Perlman — Perlman at 2011 Comic Con Born Ronald N. Perlman April 13, 1950 (1950 04 13) (age 61) New York City …   Wikipedia

  • Ron Frazer — (7 December 1928 mdash;8 January 1983) was an Australian actor and comedian. He began in stage revue and wrote many of the skits and gags for the satirical comedy series The Mavis Bramston Show , before joining the cast as a regular member in… …   Wikipedia

  • Ron Lynch — is an American stand up comedian, actor, and writer. He has appeared in a number of movies and television shows. He has worked as a voice actor for several animated shows, including Home Movies and Tom Goes to the Mayor , and has made guest… …   Wikipedia

  • Ron Shand — (3 February 1906 ndash; 8 August 1993) was Australian actor and comedian who worked extensively in theatre, vaudeville and television.Shand started his career in the circus with his parents as a clown, and later performed as a song and dance man… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”