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[ahy-ern-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈaɪ ərnˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/
noun, Chiefly British.
the master of a foundry or ironworks; a manufacturer of iron.
Origin of ironmaster
First recorded in 1665-75; iron + master Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Therewith the ironmaster takes his departure, Sir Leicester ringing the bell and my Lady rising as he leaves the room.

    Bleak House Charles Dickens
  • I went to see them a few days ago in “The ironmaster,” and they delighted me.

  • A French ironmaster exclaims: Preserve us from the invasion of English iron.

    Economic Sophisms Frederic Bastiat
  • The rich merchant, the engineer, the ironmaster, all these live far from the city.

    Friend Mac Donald Max O'Rell
  • The ironworks at Lerum were large, and Sander, the ironmaster, was a great man in that part of the country.

    From a Swedish Homestead Selma Lagerlf
  • The ironmaster repeats her expression with a little emphasis.

    Bleak House Charles Dickens
  • One fireback illustrated (p. 303) shows an ironmaster with his hammer at his forge.

  • He thought that he might perhaps get his friend Frossard, the ironmaster, one of the richest landholders of the neighborhood.

  • The head founder, McQuatty, bearded to the eyes and swathed in a hide apron, stood at the ironmaster's side.

    The Three Black Pennys Joseph Hergesheimer
  • A light broke on him; he realised the ironmaster's true position, and decided he might revenge himself very sweetly.

British Dictionary definitions for ironmaster


(Brit) a manufacturer of iron, esp (formerly) the owner of an ironworks
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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