cop·​per·​smith ˈkä-pər-ˌsmith How to pronounce coppersmith (audio)
: a worker in copper

Examples of coppersmith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most of Iraq’s artisan coppersmiths gave up the trade over three decades of sanctions and war. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 June 2023 The violence of the Syrian civil war destroyed Aleppo’s historic Al-Madina Souk and scattered most of the remaining Syrian coppersmiths there. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 June 2023 Yet the significance of this workshop has grown beyond Saudi Arabia in recent years as the traditional Arab centers of coppersmiths have declined. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 June 2023 Like, there’s a subgroup of Romani people who traditionally were coppersmiths. The Foretold Team, Los Angeles Times, 11 Apr. 2023 The artisans there — including a gold-leaf specialist, coppersmiths and wood carvers — fear that their meticulous work will be destroyed, as has happened in years past. Raja Abdulrahim, New York Times, 22 Mar. 2023 Balvenie coppersmith Dennis McBain inspired the name of this whisky with his memory of working at the distillery as an apprentice half a century ago when he was asked to flatten a copper dog and leave it so its owner could find it later. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 3 Nov. 2022 Distiller Shane Fraser is a veteran of Oban and Glenfarclas, and the still equipment is imported from a Scottish coppersmith. WSJ, 25 Apr. 2022 His father, a coppersmith and jeweler, settled with his family in Brooklyn a decade later. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coppersmith was in the 14th century

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“Coppersmith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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