[ ahy-ern-wur-ker ]

  1. a worker in iron.

  2. a person employed in an ironworks.

  1. a person who works with structural steel.

Origin of ironworker

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at iron, worker

Other words from ironworker

  • i·ron·work·ing, noun

Words Nearby ironworker Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use ironworker in a sentence

  • They said other things, and stronger, for your ironworker has studied English in many places.

    The Walking Delegate | Leroy Scott
  • It was the ironworker, who flung himself into the dance for the first time that afternoon.

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  • Thus I can distinguish the carpenter from the ironworker, the artist from the mason or the chemist.

    The World I Live In | Helen Keller
  • He was working somewhere in Fort Worth as a manual laborer, some ironworker.

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British Dictionary definitions for ironworker


/ (ˈaɪənˌwɜːkə) /

  1. a person who works in an ironworks

  2. a person who makes articles of iron

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