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

Examples of blacksmith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wallingford had modest beginnings as the son of a blacksmith, but rose via a monastic education to become St Albans’ abbot. The Economist, "Craft from the past Leaf through the newly digitised “St Albans Benefactors’ Book”," 8 June 2020 Enjoy cake in the old train depot and visit the blacksmiths in Gaby’s Blacksmith Shop. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Your monthly Frisco event calendar: Miniature animals, Sesame Street, Casino Night, FC Dallas and more," 5 Feb. 2020 Forge Fuel: Penn Keystone Coal sells clean-burning bituminous and anthracite blacksmith's coal in 50-pound bags protected by a cardboard box. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make a Forge and Start Hammering Metal," 2 Jan. 2020 Fully developing the robot blacksmith requires a synthesis of technologies. Glenn S. Daehn, The Conversation, "‘Robotic blacksmithing’: A technology that could revive US manufacturing," 11 Dec. 2019 They were typically made by village blacksmiths, sometimes out of scrap metal, although Benedict identified the Zinsmeisters’ markers as having been made by Alamo Iron Works, a San Antonio manufacturer. Paula Allen,, "Iron crosses made at Alamo Iron Works marking graves at Castroville cemetery stand for pioneers’ strength, faith," 11 Apr. 2020 This is a tribute to Lillian Disney’s father, who was a blacksmith and U.S. Marshal in Idaho. Advertorial, Orange County Register, "History & Heritage: Tipping Our Hat to the Wildest Ride in the Wilderness," 15 Sep. 2019 The original house of worship, a former blacksmith’s shop, was dedicated in 1794. New York Times, "Bit of Land in the Seine," 24 Mar. 2020 My father is a metallurgist, descended from generations of 19th-century blacksmiths and born in Germany to shipbuilders whose forges scattered sparks over the shores of the Elbe River and the North Sea. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make a Forge and Start Hammering Metal," 2 Jan. 2020

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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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The first known use of blacksmith was in the 13th century

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21 Jun 2020

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“Blacksmith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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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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