ironwork

noun iron·work \ ˈī(-ə)rn-ˌwərk \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

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

ironworker

play \ˈī(-ə)rn-ˌwər-kər\ noun

Examples of ironwork in a Sentence

  1. We admired the ironwork in front of the house.

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First Known Use of ironwork

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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IRONWORK Defined for English Language Learners

ironwork

Definition of ironwork for English Language Learners

  • : fences, railings, decorations, etc., that are made of iron


IRONWORK Defined for Kids

ironwork

noun iron·work \ ˈī-ərn-ˌwərk \

Definition of ironwork for Students

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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