Definition of ironwork in English:



  • [mass noun] Articles or parts made of iron.

    ‘the white ironwork of the gate’
    • ‘Streets with ornate buildings, balconies & shutters, sometimes painted seaside town colours, sometimes cracked and falling down netting on the outside to catch debris, wrought ironwork.’
    • ‘You can create a focal point by installing either antique or commissioned ironwork - today, mass-produced ‘wrought iron’ is in fact galvanised mild steel.’
    • ‘The latter's designs for arabesques of ironwork for garden gates, are still to be found in the Stifling papers in Glasgow.’
    • ‘The ironwork on the balcony was overgrown with bougainvillea, and in the evening Clete put on a pair of blue, baggy, knee-length boxing trunks and pumped barbells out there under a potted palm like a friendly elephant.’
    • ‘They had much more freedom to design their own ‘upgrades’ with customised ironwork, tile work, stained glass window and fireplace.’
    • ‘The Townhouse is a handsome Georgian mansion, all terracotta walls, exposed sandstone, twisted wrought ironwork and comfortable furniture on a Mockintosh rose theme.’
    • ‘Work will include restoration of the sluice gate and ironwork, de-silting the pond and replacing the edging stones.’
    • ‘The city is filled with paintings, sculpture, mosaics, glasswork, ironwork, and an awesome number of architectural sidles that can keep you gawking for days.’
    • ‘The station had been built in 1876 and British Rail wanted to duplicate the ornate original wrought ironwork but the plans had gone missing.’
    • ‘So skilled are Chris Topp and his team that they have been commissioned to make ironwork for some of the most famous buildings in the country and the world.’
    • ‘The float still has its original wheels and ironwork but the solid oak frame had to be replaced.’
    • ‘Heaps of local wares will be on display including pottery, ceramics, jewellery, handmade cards, ironwork, felt and furniture.’
    • ‘Without any place to call home, he had set up his camps on the pastures that separate villages, exchanging meat, milk, and transport with the farmers, who in turn sold grain and ironwork.’
    • ‘There will be exhibitors offering garden furniture, pots, wickerwork, gardening tools and implements old and new, wrought ironwork and various craft stalls.’
    • ‘The craft fair will include hand-spun and woven pieces, stained glass, ironwork, woodwork, photographs and paintings.’
    • ‘Restoring the decorative ironwork - the railings, gate and balcony - to your home will be expensive, but it will add value and security.’
    • ‘The ironwork was fabricated by Andersons in Christchurch, shipped from Lyttelton to Westport and carted to the site.’
    • ‘Like the other original ironwork throughout El Pedregal, the gate was brightly painted, in this case a fluorescent cherry red.’
    • ‘The work aimed to recreate the smart ironwork and elegant lamps of the station when it first opened.’
    • ‘He rang at the gate and looked through its ironwork at the house until an elderly man came out of the gate lodge and opened a small wooden door in the wall.’