ironmongery

ironmongery

[ahy-ern-muhng-guh-ree, -mong-]
noun, plural ironmongeries. British.
1.
a hardware store or business.
2.
the stock of a hardware store; hardware.

Origin:
1705–15; ironmonger + -y3

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ironmonger (ˈaɪənˌmʌŋɡə)
 
n
(Brit) US and Canadian equivalent: hardware dealer a dealer in metal utensils, hardware, locks, etc
 
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