Definition of blacksmith
: a smith who forges iron
blacksmithingplay \-ˌsmi-thiŋ\ noun
Recent Examples of blacksmith from the Web
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.
Farringdon station is a nod to the blacksmiths and goldsmiths that once dominated the area.
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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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