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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
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see iron, work
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Examples from the web for ironwork
  • 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.
  • Bolts, clips, welds or solders ironwork together and to brackets or anchors.
  • His experience is in cemetery conservation with special attention placed on cemetery ironwork.
  • Application is to replace stoop and areaway ironwork.
  • The store's exterior boasts a sloping roofline, a neon sign that incorporates a large red rose, and rose-adorned ironwork.
  • The original invitation for bids included an alternative for painting of the ironwork in place.
  • As the ironwork supporting the shutters corrodes and expands, it destroys the surrounding brick.
  • The demand for custom ironwork continues in the community today.
  • Iron castings for the company's machine parts as well as ornamental ironwork for buildings were made in the foundry.
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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Encyclopedia Article for ironwork

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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