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[ahy-ern-mas-ter, -mah-ster]
noun Chiefly British.
  1. the master of a foundry or ironworks; a manufacturer of iron.
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Origin of ironmaster

First recorded in 1665–75; iron + master
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Examples from the Web for ironmaster

Historical Examples

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

    Economic Sophisms

    Frederic Bastiat

  • This is the contract as between the owner of the soil and the ironmaster.

  • The ironmaster was sitting at the breakfast-table alone, as was his wont.

  • I went to see them a few days ago in “The Ironmaster,” and they delighted me.

  • The rich merchant, the engineer, the ironmaster, all these live far from the city.

British Dictionary definitions for ironmaster


  1. British a manufacturer of iron, esp (formerly) the owner of an ironworks
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