black·​smith | \ ˈblak-ˌsmith How to pronounce blacksmith (audio) \

Definition of blacksmith

: a smith who forges iron

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blacksmithing \ ˈblak-​ˌsmi-​thiŋ How to pronounce blacksmithing (audio) \ noun

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The star of the show, the anvil, was used by blacksmiths in the famed Mormon Battalion as far back as 1847. John D'anna, azcentral, "Arizona town's unique July 4 celebration didn't make the Washington Post's list, but it should have," 3 July 2019 The area dates back to 1836 when Jonathan Benson Frost, a veteran of the Republic of Texas Army, built a house and a blacksmith shop on a small parcel of land adjacent to Buffalo Bayou, Barrett said. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Archaeologists discover more than 150,000 historical artifacts near downtown Houston," 1 July 2019 In addition there will be displays of early crafts and antique collectibles, a dixieland band, dancers, a barbershop quartet, blacksmith shop demos, trolley rides, History San José open houses, kids activities, food and more. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "S.F. Bay Area calendar: Bohemian Rhapsody movie night, comedy and more," 23 June 2019 For 50 years, each truck top has been welded by hand by a blacksmith. Michael Stilwell, Popular Mechanics, "Made in the USA: One Awesome Thing Built in Each State," 29 June 2017 But young Ian found him alive and well, working as a blacksmith in the American colonies, and a sneak peek of this Sunday's episode shows him helping Claire collect water from a stream near Fraser's Ridge. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Outlander Sneak Peek: Watch Caitriona Balfe and Duncan Lacroix in New Footage of This Week's Episode," 7 Dec. 2018 The wonderful Duncan Lacroix plays Murtagh, now a crusty old blacksmith who cheats Jamie’s nephew Ian of all their money. Outlander Fan, Marie Claire, "5 Biggest Takeaways From 'Outlander' Season 4 Episode 5," 3 Dec. 2018 While the Smeg brand has been around since 1948 — founded in Northern Italy by Vittorio Bertazzoni, Sr., who came from a line of blacksmiths — its iconic '50s style refrigerators didn't become a thing until the 1990s. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "5 Things You Should Know Before Buying A Smeg Fridge," 31 July 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce blacksmith (audio) \

Kids Definition of blacksmith

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

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