ironmonger

noun

iron·​mon·​ger ˈī(-ə)rn-ˌməŋ-gər How to pronounce ironmonger (audio)
-ˌmäŋ-
British
: a dealer in iron and hardware

Example Sentences

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, 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, 7 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ironmonger was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Ironmonger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ironmonger. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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