gun·​smith | \ ˈgən-ˌsmith How to pronounce gunsmith (audio) \

Definition of gunsmith

: one who designs, makes, or repairs small firearms

Other Words from gunsmith

gunsmithing \ ˈgən-​ˌsmi-​thiŋ How to pronounce gunsmith (audio) \ noun

Examples of gunsmith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 French hunting rifle created by renowned French gunsmith genre page at the Dawn of the 19th century. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 25 May 2022 The space includes 15 shooting lanes, a virtual shooting range, a private gunsmith, a full-service lounge featuring a full bar and kitchen, a walk-up coffee bar, and over 3,000 square feet of retail. Brin Snelling, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 Three of those items are a gunsmith screwdriver set, a Lyman hammer and punch set, and two gun cleaning mats. Larry J. Leblanc, Chron, 24 Nov. 2021 Von Dutch was the pseudonym of Kenny Howard, an American motorcycle mechanic, artist, pinstriper, gunsmith, and, as revealed by one of his letters, a racist and a Nazi. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 18 Nov. 2021 Fauré Le Page quickly became the master gunsmith to Kings and Princes. Cécilia Pelloux, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 As a master gunsmith, Fauré Le Page is a master in the art of leather craft. Cécilia Pelloux, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Creamer’s hand engraving is among the finest to be seen, especially when considering work done by a gunsmith located on the frontier in early 19th-century America. David Buie,, 26 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of gunsmith

1588, in the meaning defined above

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“Gunsmith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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