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[ahy-ern-wur-ker] /ˈaɪ ərnˌwɜr kər/
a worker in iron.
a person employed in an ironworks.
a person who works with structural steel.
Origin of ironworker
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at iron, worker
Related forms
ironworking, noun Unabridged
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  • Then, last September, ironworker James Brady parachuted from the top of One World Trade Center, filming his dramatic descent.

Historical Examples
  • The ironworker's absence when Jaime had presented himself at the forge, and the calm of the night before, gave food for thought.

    The Dead Command Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • It would be a struggle for them all, having at their head a man like the ironworker.

    The Dead Command Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • They said other things, and stronger, for your ironworker has studied English in many places.

    The Walking Delegate Leroy Scott
  • Did not the ironworker or any of his other enemies lurk behind him?

    The Dead Command Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • She did not wish to marry—neither the Minstrel or the ironworker, nor anybody.

    The Dead Command Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • When Febrer looked again in the direction of the shed he did not see the ironworker.

    The Dead Command Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • Jaime himself recognized with a dash of envy the terrible vigor of the ironworker.

    The Dead Command Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • Machinery and long processes of work have greatly changed the work of the carpenter, the ironworker and the shoemaker.

    The Negro Problem Booker T. Washington, et al.
  • He was by trade a blacksmith and ironworker and seems to have been possessed of some little property, including an iron works.

    Colonel Thomas Blood Wilbur Cortez Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for ironworker


a person who works in an ironworks
a person who makes articles of iron
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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