Meaning of 铁

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(Trad.: 鐵)
Pinyin: tiě
English Definition: iron (metal); arms; weapons; hard; strong; violent; unshakeable; determined; close; tight (slang)
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (metal) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ jīn ] gold, metal; money
    • [ shī ] to lose; to make a mistake, to neglect
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Example Words:
地铁 [ tiě ]: subway; metro
钢铁 [ gāng tiě ]: steel
斩钉截铁 [ zhǎn dīng jié tiě ]: lit. to chop the nail and slice the iron (idiom); fig. resolute and decisive; unhesitating; categorical
三铁 [ sān tiě ]: triathlon (Tw); (athletics) throwing events excluding the hammer throw (i.e. discus, javelin and shot put)
轻铁 [ qīng tiě ]: Hong Kong LRT (Light Rail Transit) (abbr. for 轻便铁路 )
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