Definition of iron period in English:

iron period

noun

  • 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".

Origin

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

Pronunciation

iron period

/ˈʌɪən ˌpɪərɪəd/