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ironworks

[ahy-ern-wurks] /ˈaɪ ərnˌwɜrks/
noun, plural ironworks. (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
an establishment where iron is smelted or where it is cast or wrought.
Origin of ironworks
1575-1585
1575-85; iron + works (in the sense “manufacturing establishment”)

ironwork

[ahy-ern-wurk] /ˈaɪ ərnˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
work in iron.
2.
objects or parts of objects made of iron:
ornamental ironwork.
Origin
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at iron, work
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ironworks

/ˈaɪənˌwɜːks/
noun
1.
(sometimes functioning as sing) a building in which iron is smelted, cast, or wrought

ironwork

/ˈaɪənˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
work done in iron, esp decorative work
2.
the craft or practice of working in iron
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Word Origin and History for ironworks

ironwork

n.

early 15c., from iron (n.) + work (n.).

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