Meaning of iron-sick in English:

iron-sick

Pronunciation /ˈʌɪənsɪk/

adjective

historical Nautical
  • Of a wooden ship, or the wood of such a ship: held together with corroded fastenings, and hence leaky. Also occasionally (of a ship's metal fastening): corroded.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Smith. From iron + sick.