black·​smith | \ˈblak-ˌsmith \

Definition of blacksmith 

: a smith who forges iron

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blacksmithing \ˈblak-​ˌsmi-​thiŋ \ noun

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This 1936 attraction is a place for artists, jewelers, potters, blacksmiths, printers and performers to create their ideas. Emily Lockwood, azcentral, "Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Spa," 23 Apr. 2018 Brennan’s father, Owen, was a blacksmith who immigrated to New Jersey from Ireland in 1948. Mattathias Schwartz, New York Times, "A Spymaster Steps Out of the Shadows," 27 June 2018 For centuries, extracting teeth fell to tradesfolk like barbers and blacksmiths -- doctors didn't concern themselves with such bloody surgeries. David Tuller, CNN, "When is dentistry not medicine? When insurance is involved," 28 May 2018 For centuries, extracting teeth fell to tradesfolk like barbers and blacksmiths — doctors didn’t concern themselves with such bloody surgeries. Washington Post, "When Is Insurance Not Really Insurance? When You Need Pricey Dental Care.," 22 May 2018 For the hundreds of office workers and jockeys and blacksmiths and vets and grooms and track workers, who lost their jobs and didn’t see this coming. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "Hazel Park Raceway closure causes ripple: 'You don't do people like this'," 15 Apr. 2018 This 13-acre artists colony houses or has been home to many a printmaker, architect, artist, blacksmith and musician. Sonja Haller, azcentral, "Ultimate Scottsdale, Arizona, bucket list: Top 25 things to do," 9 Feb. 2015 As soon as James reached the platform a rope was thrown over his head and he was carried about 40 yards to a small locust tree near the blacksmith shop. Joe Heim, Washington Post, "Sacred ground, now reclaimed: A Charlottesville story," 7 July 2018 His stepfather, Conrad Olson, a blacksmith and toolmaker, taught Mr. Engman metal-working skills that paved the way for his sculpting career. Bonnie L. Cook,, "Robert M. Engman, 91, creator of sculptures great and small," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of blacksmith

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blacksmith

from a distinction between black metal (iron) and white metal (tin)

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English Language Learners Definition of blacksmith

: a person who makes or repairs things made of iron (such as horseshoes)


black·​smith | \ˈblak-ˌsmith \

Kids Definition of blacksmith

: a person who makes or repairs things made out of iron

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