Meaning of iron period in English:

iron period

Pronunciation /ˈʌɪən ˌpɪərɪəd/


  • 1rare A mythological age of iron; the last and worst period of mankind following the golden, silver, brazen, and (sometimes) heroic periods; = "Iron Age". Compare "iron".

  • 2Archaeology
    With the. Frequently with capital initial(s). = "Iron Age".

    Sometimes subdivided into the Early, Middle, and Late Iron Periods.


Late 18th century. From iron + period. Compare Iron Age and discussion at that entry.