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Definition of "ironwork" [i•ron•work]

  • Work in iron, such as gratings and rails. (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 "ironwork" in a sentence
  • "Another black coating for ironwork, which is really a lacquer, is obtained by melting ozokerite, which becomes a brown resinous mass, with a melting-point at 140° F."
  • "The place is crammed with sacks, bags, boxes, parcels and goods mixed together, such as ironwork for agricultural machines, and in a corner lies a rick-cloth smelling strongly of tar like the rigging of a ship."
  • "So Mr Lansley resembles a bungee jumper who has thrown himself off the bridge and now finds himself hurtling upwards, terrified of banging his head on the ironwork."