Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British A hardware merchant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a retailer in iron goods and hardware

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dealer in iron or hardware.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dealer in ironware or hardware.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who sells hardware
  • n. a store selling hardware

Etymologies

iron +‎ monger (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He had made friends with the local blacksmith, who had partly graduated to the title of ironmonger and was much at his entrance on the lookout for fresh faces for idle chatter.

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  • I fancy that the ironmonger was the only gainer by my smartness.

    Autobiography of Anthony Trollope

  • Not, at any rate, compared to the ironmonger who used a live shell to work his metal on, and finally (years of hammering later) blew himself up.

    The Writer’s Problem « The Graveyard

  • This gritty, down-to-earth quality, in keeping with the industrialisation that was spreading through the US at the time, was enshrined in the school motto, Mens et Manus – Mind and Hand – as well as its logo, which showed a gowned scholar standing beside an ironmonger bearing a hammer and anvil.

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  • In 1764 he became pastor at Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, where in 1766 he married Grace Loftus, daughter of a recently deceased ironmonger.

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  • I'll repeat the question I asked to ironmonger but haven't gotten a response to:

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  • Everything is done with this in mind -- the buildings are designed to blend into the scenery; walls in the 13 pure white bedrooms are partially made from iron (in homage to Michel Bras's father, who was an ironmonger, and also a reference to the famous knife factory in nearby Laguiole), and the bathrooms are made from granite, which is the local stone.

    A Room With a Chew

  • Who can forget Ronnie Barker trying to buy a couple of 'O's' from Mr. Corbett the ironmonger?

    Pointing to The Past

  • Or was it only added for the cinema release? ironmonger on May 12, 2008

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  • A committee was selected to treat with Hughes and demand that he resign his commission: they included James Tilghman, a prominent attorney; Charles Thomson, an ironmonger and leader of the local Sons of Liberty; William Bradford, owner of the coffeehouse and publisher of the Pennsylvania Journal; and several merchants, among them Robert Morris.

    Robert Morris

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