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

  • n.pl. A building or establishment where iron is smelted or where heavy iron products are made.

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  • n. A factory in which iron is manufactured or iron goods are made

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  • n. the workplace where iron is smelted or where iron goods are made

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Examples

  • Thus in ironworks, and shipyards and dockyards trade becomes dull, almost comes to a standstill and men have to be discharged.

    Manufacturing as a Profession

  • In the world-wide amalgamation of shoe-makers into boot factories, and smithies into ironworks, which is going on in Europe and America, these little shops have been overlooked.

    The National Being Some Thoughts on an Irish Polity

  • “These are good, very good,” he said to nobody in particular as he waded back and forth between the stalactites hanging from the spectral ironworks on the walls and the measuring and collecting instruments stored in a beaten-up backpack.

    First Contact

  • Ms. Downey: South of Market was the industrial section where a lot of heavy manufacturing was going on—ironworks, factories.

    Curator Weaves Levi's Into City History

  • "These are good, very good," he said to nobody in particular as he waded back and forth between the stalactites hanging from the spectral ironworks on the walls and the measuring and collecting instruments stored in his beaten-up backpack.

    Space Odyssey: Scientists go to the extremes of the earth to divine the secrets of extraterrestrial life.

  • Elsewhere we marveled at the intricate rusted ironworks designs in the latest video of Amanita's upcoming adventure game Machinarium, saw Minotaur China Shop (and Jetpack Brontosaurus, coincidentally) creators Flashbang poke gentle fun at Braid creator Jon Blow, and found a wonderful series of T-shirts based on the glitched-out boot-up sequences of arcade games.

    Boing Boing

  • The Lloyds Ironworks had been built on the doorstep of what had been the tiny village of Corby in Northamptonshire, and in time the ironworks became Stewarts and Lloyds, who turned it into the biggest integrated iron and steelworks in Europe.

    Jill McGown, in her own words

  • Bronze statuary went to an ironworks in Alabama for touch-up.

    A Well-Maintained 100-Year-Old

  • Near the ruins of the Tula ironworks lies a formidable canyon.

    Tapalpa: Land of colors

  • But Morris did not let the land lie fallow; he raised a self-contained settlement that would eventually comprise farms and basic industry, including a quarry, a gristmill, a forge, ironworks, and a hat manufactory.

    Robert Morris

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