Definition of ironworking in US English:

ironworking

noun

  • See ironwork

    • ‘Industrial expansion here depended on coalmining and iron working.’
    • ‘The English and Scottish iron foundries in particular exported their goods throughout the world, helped by faster transport - in itself a result of iron working.’
    • ‘It has long been an important industry in the Weald, supplying the essential fuel for ironworking in the area.’
    • ‘Historians say ironworking is reminiscent of the tribal tradition of building long houses.’
    • ‘The market at small town sites sometimes encouraged the development of local industry: pottery production, glassworking, and ironworking.’