ironwork

noun
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

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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 It was built in 2017, and the home has a modern feel but fits the Texas landscape with its stone exterior, wood accents and ironwork designs. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, 21 July 2021 Lacy ironwork adorns a stolid brick exterior, giving way to an inner courtyard pool fringed with tropical plants. Washington Post, 21 July 2021 Master blacksmith Phillip Simmons, an African-American artisan in Charleston, South Carolina, learned from master blacksmiths in the early 20th century and carried the city's ironwork tradition into the 21st century. Toby Lyles, CNN, 19 June 2021 Inside, living spaces are outfitted with 12-foot ceilings, leaded glass windows and wrought ironwork. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2021 Master blacksmith Phillip Simmons, an African-American artisan in Charleston, South Carolina, learned from master blacksmiths in the early 20th century and carried the city's ironwork tradition into the 21st century. Toby Lyles, CNN, 19 June 2021 Master blacksmith Phillip Simmons, an African-American artisan in Charleston, South Carolina, learned from master blacksmiths in the early 20th century and carried the city's ironwork tradition into the 21st century. Toby Lyles, CNN, 19 June 2021 Most of us have never been in City Hall, but there’s even more to see there, like paintings from Covington artist Frank Duveneck, stained glass windows referencing Cincinnati’s inclusion in a Longfellow poem, decorative ironwork and carved stone. Kathrine Nero, The Enquirer, 7 June 2021 Master blacksmith Phillip Simmons, an African-American artisan in Charleston, South Carolina, learned from master blacksmiths in the early 20th century and carried the city's ironwork tradition into the 21st century. Toby Lyles, CNN, 3 June 2021

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First Known Use of ironwork

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Jul 2021

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“Ironwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ironwork. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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ironwork

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ironwork

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

ironwork

noun
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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