The making of useful or decorative items from iron(noun)
The metallurgy of iron(noun)
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Use "ironworking" in a sentence
"Reid also was one of the few slaves who was paid for his work at the Capitol, working for $1.25 a Sunday “keeping up fires under the moulds” — or keeping the ironworking fires hot so they would not have to wait on Mondays for new fires to be lit — according to a pay receipt."
"Willets Point employs an estimated 3,000 highly skilled workers in ironworking, construction, solid waste management, sewer parts, auto repair and service, and the manufacture of bakery and food ingredients that includes the largest distributor of Indian foods in the US."
"There will also be a dramatic and exciting programme of cast and wrought ironworking demonstrations at Blists Hill Victorian Town, plus expert-led tours, lectures and opportunities for visitors to try their hand at working with hot metal."