iron·​mon·​gery ˈī(-ə)rn-ˌməŋ-g(ə-)rē How to pronounce ironmongery (audio)
: something made of metal
especially, British : hardware sense 1

Examples of ironmongery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Black leather bar stools, matte black pendants, a black vase, and black ironmongery punctuate the spotless white kitchen, creating a satisfying and striking contrast. Sophie Flaxman, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Sep. 2023 In the last two decades its turnover has grown from a £5.6 million in 2002 to £49.7 million in 2020, with a product range of over 7,000 items, from screws and power tools accessories to ironmongery and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Alison Coleman, Forbes, 30 Jan. 2022 Antique chairs are from Howe; cushions are by Penny Worrall; lampshades are by Rosi de Ruig; decorative lighting is from Vaughan Designs; ironmongery is by Joseph Giles and trimmings are from Samuel & Sons. Angelina Villa-Clarke, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1711, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ironmongery was in 1711

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Cite this Entry

“Ironmongery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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