American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Iron utensils and other products made of iron.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Hardware; especially, iron pots, kettles, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Articles made of iron, as household utensils, tools, and the like.
- n. instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal
- iron + -ware (Wiktionary)
“Fortunately, all our ironware is vintage Le Cousances, with metal handles, and these pots shrug off such minor problems.”
“Blankets, linens and ironware became common in England.”
“Nevertheless, we were glad that it was over, for we were tired of stopping day after day to dry the bales and grease the tools and ironware, and of seeing all things of cloth and leather rot visibly before our eyes.”
“They sometimes came along the road to his village, trading ironware for food.”
“So, we ain't just takin 'a cargo of ironware out to Valparaiso.”
“But the quintal, or hundredweight, of this old ironware is there valued but at the price of a cantle of bread, and yet they have but a very bad despatch and riddance in the sale of it.”
“Artifacts unearthed at shrines and burial grounds at Igbo-Ukwemostly ironware and potteryattest to the society's multilayered social organization.”
“Nails and ironware hinges, locks, catches and other fitments would be locked up in the dry too.”
“The wares were as multifarious as the sellers, anything from hinterland fruits and grains to ironware out of the smithies that made the air clangorous, from velvyl fabric and miniature computers of the inner Empire to jewels and skins and carvings off a hundred different worlds.”
“A forge based on bog iron ore operated intermittently from 1737 to 1883 on the St. Maurice River, supplying much of the ironware needed in that period.”
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