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ironmonger

[ahy-ern-muhng-ger, -mong-ger] /ˈaɪ ərnˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ gər/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
a dealer in hardware.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see iron, monger
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British Dictionary definitions for iron monger

ironmonger

/ˈaɪənˌmʌŋɡə/
noun
1.
(Brit) a dealer in metal utensils, hardware, locks, etc US and Canadian equivalent hardware dealer
Derived Forms
ironmongery, noun
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