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

Definition of blacksmith

: a smith who forges iron

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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 Master blacksmith Phillip Simmons, an African-American artisan in Charleston, South Carolina, learned from master blacksmiths in the early 20th century and carried the city's ironwork tradition into the 21st century. Toby Lyles, CNN, 3 June 2021 Sparks fly when a bearded blacksmith and marketing executive join forces. Daria Smith, Southern Living, 2 June 2021 His great-grandfather, a blacksmith, is believed to have been the first. New York Times, 31 May 2021 Sorokin, hotter than a blacksmith’s iron in Round 1 against the Penguins, yielded a couple of fat, costly rebounds in the 5-2 loss Saturday night., 31 May 2021 Sobelman commissioned Kent Knapp, a local blacksmith, to create a 6-foot-tall Bloody Mary sculpture which was installed Monday at his bar/restaurant at 1900 W. St. Paul Ave. Isabel Koyama, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 May 2021 America was built on the sizzle and strength of hot metal being cajoled into railroads, bridges and buildings that connect the nation, all wielded by men like Louisville blacksmith Craig Kaviar, with their sheer brute strength and hammers. Pat Mcdonogh,, 18 Mar. 2021 Nigerian Steve Ekpenisi's 4-foot-tall metal sculpture of an African blacksmith speaks to the long history of iron smelting in West Africa, which was believed to have started in the sixth century BC. Rachel Wood, CNN, 21 May 2021 Besides helping the blacksmith work, this side-to-side movement symbolizes an intellectual cunning useful in both the assembly and gymnasium, a bodily knowledge the Greeks called mêtis. Autumn Wright, Wired, 16 Jan. 2021

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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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10 Jun 2021

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“Blacksmith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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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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