Word used to describe unusually flat-bottomed feet(flat-footedness). Typically these feet are great for water skiing but not great for running. Irons can be easily spotted by the total flatness of the bottom of the foot.
Davit: Wow! You have flat feet!
Zach: Yep, they're called irons.
Davit: Can you barefoot ski?
Zach: I'm the best at it!
Comically antiquated variation on 'ironic' presently used most often to emphasise the unseriousness of a point. 'Ironical', like many nouns accepting the -ical adjectival suffix (e.g., poetical, hermetical, etc.) fell into disuse in favour of the shorter -ic form (e.g., poetic, hermetic, etc.) in Early Modern English. The anachronistic 'ironical' is therefore most commonly used in current speech to suggest the absurdity of an expression.
Speaker 1: That...that doesn't make much sense.
Speaker 2: Yes, one might even suspect, for example, that I was being ironical!
1. A situation where the result is a complete reverse (and practicalmockery) of what was expected
2. A word heavy misused and abused in conversation today, mostly by people who think that using the word in any way will automatically make them seem intelligent. The word is usually misused to exactly mean "coincidental" or "tragic", when again it doesn't mean this (see #1)
If the heavy metal band Anthrax dies of anthrax, that would be poetically tragic, but not ironic. If a diabetic crosses the street and is run over by a truck carrying insulin, then it's ironic.
"Isn't it ironic that the pop song 'Ironic' contains absolutely no examples of irony?"
"One issue of Mad Magazine showed Alfred E. Neuman face-down in the desert, crushed to death by a parachuted crate of first aid supplies. Now THAT was ironic!"