iron·​mon·​ger | \ ˈī(-ə)rn-ˌməŋ-gər How to pronounce ironmonger (audio) , -ˌmäŋ- \

Definition of ironmonger

: a dealer in iron and hardware

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Recent Examples on the Web His closest brush with art school was lessons from a blacksmith who taught him to weld and forge iron, skills that would be essential to his art and enable him to support himself by working for ironmongers. Roberta Smith, New York Times, "Takis, Sculptor Who Made Art From Moving Parts, Dies at 93," 30 Aug. 2019 Enter Thomas Newcomen, a Devonshire ironmonger who in 1712, built a house-sized engine that used steam and atmospheric pressure to pump water from mines. David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Energy: A Human History,’ by Richard Rhodes," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of ironmonger

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Ironmonger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ironmonger

British : a person who sells iron or metal tools

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