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Definition of "ironmonger" [i•ron•mon•ger]

  • Chiefly British A hardware merchant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ironmonger" in a sentence
  • "He had made friends with the local blacksmith, who had partly graduated to the title of ironmonger and was much at his entrance on the lookout for fresh faces for idle chatter."
  • "I fancy that the ironmonger was the only gainer by my smartness."
  • "Not, at any rate, compared to the ironmonger who used a live shell to work his metal on, and finally (years of hammering later) blew himself up."