What does the word hardware mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Manufactured articles of metal.

Usage examples for hardware

  1. Rick glanced at the key in his hand and realized that it was a very ordinary type; master keys that would allow a thief access could be bought in any hardware store. – The Egyptian Cat Mystery by Harold Leland Goodwin
  2. I found it mighty refreshing, after those bills in the hardware shop, that monotonous martyr feeling of mine and those worries down by the harbor. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  3. If we are to play in the evening, we can count on a viola and a clarinet, played respectively by the senior and the junior partner of a hardware firm: Mr. Bronson and Mr. Billings, of Bronson and Billings. – Life's Minor Collisions by Frances Warner Gertrude Warner