iron·​work | \ ˈī(-ə)rn-ˌwərk How to pronounce ironwork (audio) \

Definition of ironwork

1 : work in iron also : something made of iron
2 ironworks plural in form but singular or plural in construction : a mill or building where iron or steel is smelted or heavy iron or steel products are made

Other Words from ironwork

ironworker \ ˈī(-​ə)rn-​ˌwər-​kər How to pronounce ironwork (audio) \ noun

Examples of ironwork in a Sentence

We admired the ironwork in front of the house.
Recent Examples on the Web Long had been studying to work in the legal realm and had earned her paralegal credentials before falling in love with ironwork. oregonlive, 21 Aug. 2022 The curved legs of the table are a fun element and are inspired by the curved ironwork of Richard Serra. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 18 Aug. 2022 Even more disappointingly, the fashion sense on the sets of New York and Parisian ironwork feels off. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 8 Aug. 2022 Back then, the clock tower was the most advanced and ambitious public building of its age, but by 2017, stonework was deteriorating, water was leaking into the belfry, and the steps, ironwork and guttering were all in need of repair. New York Times, 3 July 2022 Think stone arches, wrought ironwork and lime render. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 16 May 2022 An elaborate wood paneled enclosure topped by ironwork surrounds the front door. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 Wrought ironwork lines the doorway, leading to designer spaces with tile floors, walls of glass and colorful fireplaces. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 30 Dec. 2021 The artwork spans six decades, featuring more than 180 paintings, drawings, ironwork and ephemera. Gary Stoller, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of ironwork

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ironwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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iron·​work | \ ˈī-ərn-ˌwərk How to pronounce ironwork (audio) \

Kids Definition of ironwork

1 : things made of iron
2 ironworks plural : a mill where iron or steel is smelted or heavy iron or steel products are made

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