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Definition of "iron-works" [iron-works]

  • An establishment, consisting usually of several connected shops, where iron is manufactured, or where it is wrought or cast into heavy work, as cannon, shafting, rails, merchant bars, etc.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "iron-works" in a sentence
  • "The position taken up by my troops inside the lines of Chattanooga was near the old iron-works, under the shadow of Lookout Mountain."
  • "The tour of the former iron-works building turned matzo ball factory turned brewery is a brief 30 minutes."
  • "It certainly has a great quantity of smoke hanging about it, and is famous for its iron-works."