from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Ironware.
  • noun The shop or business of an ironmonger.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The trade of an ironmonger; that which ironmongers deal in.
  • noun Firearms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Hardware; a general name for all articles made of iron.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic, UK, uncountable Tools and other hardware that can be bought in an ironmonger's shop.
  • noun UK, uncountable The trade of an ironmonger.
  • noun UK, countable An ironmonger's shop.

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

  • noun the merchandise that is sold in an ironmonger's shop


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  • In the old East Germany he made lifelong friends such as Bernd Arnold, who used his own strength and agility to climb routes free of all the ironmongery that aided Albert back home.

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  • About 2,300 stalls are piled high with a goods ranging from ironmongery and ceramics to wet noodles and live chickens.

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  • Cool concrete floors, and benchtops sit alongside teak cabinetry and custom-made bronze ironmongery.

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  • No doubt this is due to other pressing concerns; where this film extends itself is in the actual levels of mayhem that can be captured on camera: the amount of shattering detonations and flying ironmongery a contemporary movie can manage trounces a 25-year-old TV series.

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  • They brought with them new ideas and technology, most importantly the notions of exclusive access to land and the concept of fixed boundaries, as well as ironmongery and guns.

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  • "If you went about your work properly, he left you alone, but if you stepped out of line he would give you a cursing," recalls Bert Maitland, 84, who started with Souter's as a messenger boy and ended up in the ironmongery.

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  • It was nothing less than a mobile woodland shop, selling food and drink, soap, vodka, ironmongery, rugs and fabrics.


  • It was nothing less than a mobile woodland shop, selling food and drink, soap, vodka, ironmongery, rugs and fabrics.


  • In one corner lay some ironmongery of dubious aspect.

    Les Miserables

  • Generally the practice is to have the goat tied to an immovable object fencepost, letterbox, rusty lump of ironmongery, and move it every so often to a new spot, then back again, according to grass growth.

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