Hardware Stores

Originally referred to ironmongery shops, where tools made of iron were sold and often also made. Today the term refers to shops or stores that sell tools and other items and products needed for home maintenance and repair, such as hammers, saws, nails, plumbing supplies, paint, insecticides, etc.

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2548
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hardware stores
hardware store
hardware shops
stores, hardware
ijzerwinkels Dutch
ijzerwinkel Dutch
ferreterías Spanish
ferretería Spanish
quincallería Spanish

More Definitions

Originally referred to ironmongery shops, where tools made of iron were sold and often also made. Today the term refers to shops or stores that sell tools and other items and products needed for home maintenance and repair, such as hammers, saws, nails, plumbing supplies, paint, insecticides, etc.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005326. The J. Paul Getty Trust.