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iron maiden

iron maiden \i"ron maid"en\, n. An instrument of torture used in the middle ages, consisting of a box large enough to hold a person, often in the shape of a woman, and having multiple sharp spikes on the inside. Called also the iron maiden of Nuremberg.

iron maiden

n. (context archaic English) A medieval torture device consisting of a chamber lined with spikes which encloses upon and impales the victim inside.

iron maiden

n. instrument of torture consisting of a hollow iron frame shaped like the human body and lined with spikes to impale the victim

Iron maiden

The iron maiden was a presumed torture and execution device, consisting of an iron cabinet with a hinged front and spike-covered interior, sufficiently tall to enclose a human being.

Iron Maiden (album)

Iron Maiden is the eponymous debut studio album by the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It was issued by EMI on 14 April 1980 in the UK, and a few months later in North America, originally on Harvest/ Capitol Records and subsequently Sanctuary Records/ Columbia Records in the US. The North American version also included the song " Sanctuary", previously released in the UK as a non-album single. In 1998, along with the rest of the band's pre-1995 releases, Iron Maiden was remastered with "Sanctuary" added in all territories. It is the band's only album to feature guitarist Dennis Stratton.

Although Iron Maiden have since criticised the quality of the album's production, the release was met with critical and commercial acclaim, debuting at No. 4 in the UK Albums Chart as well as achieving prominence for the band in mainland Europe.

Iron Maiden (song)
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Iron Maiden (comics)
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Iron Maiden (disambiguation)

Iron Maiden are a British heavy metal band.

Iron Maiden may also refer to:

  • Iron maiden, a torture device