iron·​mas·​ter | \ ˈī(-ə)rn-ˌma-stər How to pronounce ironmaster (audio) \

Definition of ironmaster

: a manufacturer of iron

Examples of ironmaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vezin was born in the Champagne province of France, and was an experienced ironmaster when he was chosen as King Louis XV's consultant to oversee the ironworks of the Forge du Saint-Maurice in Trois Rivieres, Canada, opening it in 1738. Sue Strachan,, "Society of Founders of the City of New Orleans presents 4 young ladies at annual ball," 11 Dec. 2017 Though records are scarce, oral history suggests the town's early residents were descendants of slaves of Middle Tennessee ironmaster Montgomery Bell. Jessica Bliss, USA TODAY, "Tensions flare between descendants, landowners over access to family cemetery," 30 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of ironmaster

1664, in the meaning defined above

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“Ironmaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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