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

Definition of blacksmith

: a smith who forges iron

Other Words from blacksmith

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

Examples of blacksmith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Visitors can shop the general store, visit the blacksmith and tour homes and farms of Irish, Pomeranian, Polish, Hessian, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian immigrants, to name a few. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Mar. 2022 The property is not far from a ghost town, the village of South Mount Forest, which in the 1890s boasted a post office, general store, blacksmith and was the home to the Palos Township office, then the only local government body. Paul Eisenberg,, 19 Dec. 2021 The site overlooks a pond and includes a sawmill, wheelwright and blacksmith shop, along with a two-story house. Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2021 At the turn of the 20th century, automobile drivers would pull into a blacksmith shop, a hardware store or a pharmacy to purchase a tin can of gasoline. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 4 June 2022 Diana rallies her family and friends to pitch in, but she's challenged at every turn by the village blacksmith and town historian, Carter (Epstein). Breanne L. Heldman,, 28 Sep. 2021 Diana rallies her family and friends to pitch in, but she's challenged at every turn by the village blacksmith and town historian, Carter (Epstein). Dan Snierson,, 28 Sep. 2021 Having full-time veterinarians on-site, providing full-time dental care for the horses and having a full-time blacksmith readily accessible, along with these new safety procedures, can prevent a bad situation from becoming worse, Romans said. Jason Gonzalez, The Courier-Journal, 3 May 2022 Or how his father, a blacksmith, worked at scrap metal yards owned by gypsies. Samantha Highfill,, 21 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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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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