iron·​ware | \ ˈī(-ə)rn-ˌwer How to pronounce ironware (audio) \

Definition of ironware

: articles made of iron

Examples of ironware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fireplace has big antique hooks and ironware, used for cooking centuries ago. Linda Laban, USA TODAY, "Slow cooker: Vermont's old-school Pitcher Inn cooks guest meals at the fireplace," 16 Feb. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'ironware.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of ironware

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ironware

Time Traveler for ironware

Time Traveler

The first known use of ironware was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for ironware

Cite this Entry

“Ironware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

Comments on ironware

What made you want to look up ironware? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!