work in iron.
objects or parts of objects made of iron: ornamental ironwork.

1375–1425; late Middle English; see iron, work Unabridged
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ironwork (ˈaɪənˌwɜːk)
1.  work done in iron, esp decorative work
2.  the craft or practice of working in iron

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architectural features of buildings, artwork, utensils, and weapons made of iron. A brief treatment of ironwork follows. For full treatment, see metalwork: Iron

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Example sentences
Decorative ironwork was originally wrought at the forge.
Many more fascinating details can be seen in the windows, in decorative
  ironwork and carved stone as well.
His experience is in cemetery conservation with special attention placed on
  cemetery ironwork.
Application is to replace stoop and areaway ironwork.
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