Iron Curtain etymology

English word Iron Curtain comes from English iron

Detailed word origin of Iron Curtain

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
iron English (eng) (figuratively) Strong (as of will), inflexible.. (not comparable) Made of the metal iron. (Cockney rhyming slang, shortened from iron hoof, rhyming with poof; countable, offensive) A male homosexual.. (countable) 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, [...]
iron curtain English (eng) (idiomatic) Any impenetrable barrier.. A barrier made of iron in the theatre, lowered between the stage and the auditorium for safety or to prevent communication.
Iron Curtain English (eng) (historical) The dividing line between Western Europe and the Soviet controlled regions, especially during the Cold War.

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