gun·​smith ˈgən-ˌsmith How to pronounce gunsmith (audio)
: one who designs, makes, or repairs small firearms
gunsmithing noun

Examples of gunsmith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some small Alabama cities and towns are home to far more than their fair share of gun sellers - including gunsmiths, traditional gun sellers, pawn shops and more. Ramsey Archibald |, al, 12 July 2023 Gun sellers in this story were based on license categories 1, 2 and 9 from the ATF, which includes dealers in firearms other than destructive devices, including gunsmiths; pawnbrokers that sell firearms other than destructive devices; and dealers of destructive devices. Ramsey Archibald |, al, 10 July 2023 In 1795, Wogdon partnered with another English gunsmith, John Barton, to ensure his pistols would remain in production after his retirement. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, 2 July 2020 And consult with a certified gunsmith about the strength of any rifle action. Ron Spomer, Outdoor Life, 22 Sep. 2020 Knowing Minardi’s background as a gunsmith, Jones showed up with plans modeled after a Ruger Blackhawk, a 1950s-era, Western-style revolver characterized by its long barrel and known for its durability and accuracy. Zachary Carnell, Sun Sentinel, 17 Feb. 2023 One local gunsmith told The Courier Journal that firing pins are generally plentiful and inexpensive. Jonathan Bullington, The Courier-Journal, 16 Feb. 2023 Jim Arroyo, sixty-two, a gunsmith and former Army Ranger who leads the chapter, stood before them, wearing a black-and-gold Oath Keepers sweatshirt, a matching hat, and a white beard. Mike Giglio, The New Yorker, 7 Dec. 2022 Around 1780 a Tyrolean gunsmith named Bartolomeo Girandoni developed a rugged air rifle that was soon adopted by the Austrian military. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 6 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1588, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gunsmith was in 1588

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“Gunsmith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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gun·​smith -ˌsmith How to pronounce gunsmith (audio)
: one who makes or repairs firearms
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