Definition of blacksmith
: a smith who forges iron
blacksmithingplay \-ˌsmi-thiŋ\ noun
Recent Examples of blacksmith from the Web
The arrival of the automobile ushered out horses, reducing the need for blacksmiths and stable hands.
Professions set to speak to area youth about career choices include teacher, firefighter, police officer, pastry chef, blacksmith, nurse, and software programmer.
His father was a blacksmith and mechanic who struggled to find work.
The blacksmith worked with iron and created utilitarian items for the house and barn.
Old Sturbridge Village's tinners, blacksmiths and shoemakers will be at work, the gristmill and sawmill will be running and all dads get in free at on Sunday, June 18.
World War I troops gave tips on bayonet thrusts, and a company of infantry in War of 1812 gear bivouacked not far from a blacksmith and an impressive array of medieval swords.
Bartholomew, for example, was a Temecula mechanic; James the Great, the blacksmith; Judas, the real-estate agent; John, Conibear himself.
Brimming with history, the park commemorates the early days of San Diego and includes many historic buildings such as a schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, San Diego’s first newspaper office and a stable with a carriage collection.
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Origin and Etymology of blacksmith
from a distinction between black metal (iron) and white metal (tin)
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
BLACKSMITH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blacksmith for English Language Learners
: a person who makes or repairs things made of iron (such as horseshoes)
BLACKSMITH Defined for Kids
Definition of blacksmith for Students
: a person who makes or repairs things made out of iron
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