[ahy-ern-muhng-guh-ree, -mong-]

noun, plural i·ron·mon·ger·ies. British.

a hardware store or business.
the stock of a hardware store; hardware.

Origin of ironmongery

First recorded in 1705–15; ironmonger + -y3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ironmongery

Historical Examples of ironmongery

  • But now they go to see about settling the matter with ironmongery.

  • There I lay amid the most vociferous mirth I ever listened to, under the confounded torrent of ironmongery that half-stunned me.

    The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete

    Charles James Lever (1806-1872)

  • I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade.

    A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens

  • The man on top began kicking with the spurs from shoulder to rump, and shaking up the ironmongery in the poor brute's mouth.

    From Sea to Sea

    Rudyard Kipling

  • I made one last desperate turn and found myself among lamps and ironmongery.