blacksmith

noun
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 blacksmithing (audio) \ noun

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But young Ian found him alive and well, working as a blacksmith in the American colonies, and a sneak peek of this Sunday's episode shows him helping Claire collect water from a stream near Fraser's Ridge. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Outlander Sneak Peek: Watch Caitriona Balfe and Duncan Lacroix in New Footage of This Week's Episode," 7 Dec. 2018 The wonderful Duncan Lacroix plays Murtagh, now a crusty old blacksmith who cheats Jamie’s nephew Ian of all their money. Outlander Fan, Marie Claire, "5 Biggest Takeaways From 'Outlander' Season 4 Episode 5," 3 Dec. 2018 While the Smeg brand has been around since 1948 — founded in Northern Italy by Vittorio Bertazzoni, Sr., who came from a line of blacksmiths — its iconic '50s style refrigerators didn't become a thing until the 1990s. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "5 Things You Should Know Before Buying A Smeg Fridge," 31 July 2018 This 1936 attraction is a place for artists, jewelers, potters, blacksmiths, printers and performers to create their ideas. Emily Lockwood, azcentral, "Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Spa," 23 Apr. 2018 Brennan’s father, Owen, was a blacksmith who immigrated to New Jersey from Ireland in 1948. Mattathias Schwartz, New York Times, "A Spymaster Steps Out of the Shadows," 27 June 2018 For centuries, extracting teeth fell to tradesfolk like barbers and blacksmiths -- doctors didn't concern themselves with such bloody surgeries. David Tuller, CNN, "When is dentistry not medicine? When insurance is involved," 28 May 2018 For centuries, extracting teeth fell to tradesfolk like barbers and blacksmiths — doctors didn’t concern themselves with such bloody surgeries. Washington Post, "When Is Insurance Not Really Insurance? When You Need Pricey Dental Care.," 22 May 2018 For the hundreds of office workers and jockeys and blacksmiths and vets and grooms and track workers, who lost their jobs and didn’t see this coming. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "Hazel Park Raceway closure causes ripple: 'You don't do people like this'," 15 Apr. 2018

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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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blacksmith

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blacksmith

: a person who makes or repairs things made of iron (such as horseshoes)

blacksmith

noun
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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