- an establishment where iron is smelted or where it is cast or wrought.
Origin of ironworks
Origin of ironwork
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Examples from the Web for ironworks
After a decade-long pause, he served time again in 2001 for stealing $32,000 of equipment from an ironworks company.Family's Best Friend Charged With Murdering Them All
November 7, 2014
Far away over the snow sounded the hooters of the ironworks.Sons and Lovers
David Herbert Lawrence
The ironworks had grown larger and spread out with their approach.The Plattner Story and Others
H. G. Wells
All the ancient Gairloch ironworks are in the vicinity of burns.
The remains of the ancient class of ironworks supply the answer.
Coal and iron are abundant; and there are numerous collieries and ironworks.
- (sometimes functioning as singular) a building in which iron is smelted, cast, or wrought
- work done in iron, esp decorative work
- the craft or practice of working in iron
See also ironworks
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Word Origin and History for ironworks
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