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ironwork

[ahy-ern-wurk] /ˈaɪ ərnˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
work in iron.
2.
objects or parts of objects made of iron:
ornamental ironwork.
Origin of ironwork
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see iron, work
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  • A reliable authority gives the following as a very good recipe for ironwork varnish.

  • The ironwork was squeaky and broken, the breaks repaired with strings.

    Mayflower (Flor de mayo) Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • The buildings were defaced, the windows broken, the stoves and ovens wrecked, and all the ironwork carried off.

    The Age of Erasmus P. S. Allen
  • The most unreliable portion of a yacht's rigging is the ironwork.

    On Yachts and Yacht Handling Thomas Fleming Day
  • The ironwork should be sounded with a hammer or heavy knife blade, just as railroad men sound carwheels.

    On Yachts and Yacht Handling Thomas Fleming Day
  • Sussex is also well-known for her ironwork (see Chapter X.).

  • Taking hold of the bars with both hands, she pressed her face against the ironwork.

    Robert Tournay William Sage
  • The design, from 1519, harmonizes splendidly with the ironwork facing it.

    Cathedrals of Spain John A. (John Allyne) Gade
  • They were open, and the buggy stood just within, the reins being secured to the ironwork.

    Indian and Scout F. S. Brereton
  • Their timbers were burned on the beach; their ironwork was given to the maroons.

British Dictionary definitions for ironwork

ironwork

/ˈaɪənˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
work done in iron, esp decorative work
2.
the craft or practice of working in iron
See also ironworks
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Word Origin and History for ironwork
n.

early 15c., from iron (n.) + work (n.).

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