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 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 The exhibition with more than 180 acrylics, watercolors, drawings and ironwork sculptures will kick off the same week as Art Basel Miami Beach and will run through April 17 with no future stops announced yet. Adriana Gomez Licon,, 28 Nov. 2021 NeueHouse recently expanded its private collaborative workspace concept to the 1893-built building recognized for its intricate one-of-a-kind ironwork and historic interior. Kathy A. Mcdonald, Variety, 29 Oct. 2021 The project, scheduled for completion in 2023, will largely preserve the building’s facade and repurpose original architectural elements such as the central glass-and-steel dome and a curved ironwork staircase. New York Times, 28 Oct. 2021 Set on more than two flat acres with Pacific and mountain views, this $33.5-million estate pays homage to those traditions with its red-tile roof, arched openings and decorative wrought ironwork. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 Inside, the living spaces are a vibrant mix of distressed beams, limestone fireplaces, wrought ironwork and floors of pecan hardwood and stone. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2021 Parquet floors, millwork and ironwork are among details throughout the 420 square meters, or 4,520 square feet, of living space, which includes seven bedrooms and three bathrooms on three levels. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021

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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 21 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of ironwork

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


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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