lock·​smith | \ ˈläk-ˌsmith How to pronounce locksmith (audio) \

Definition of locksmith

: a person who makes or repairs locks

Examples of locksmith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After arriving and Initially considering a tow for his car, the owner instead contacted a locksmith. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 14 Aug. 2021 The men followed officers' instructions to leave, and the homeowner called for a locksmith to come to Ivy Street, officials said. NBC News, 24 June 2021 Offset, Quavo’s cousin, slips from one tight space into the next with finesse, like a locksmith meticulously working his way through a labyrinth full of doors. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, 15 June 2021 The suspect was one of three men believed to have been involved in an early morning break-in at a nearby locksmith kiosk. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 June 2021 Cope along with a locksmith and representatives from the rental company were blocked by the homeowner from entering the apartment. Brook Endale, The Enquirer, 20 May 2021 The Dallas indictment says the unnamed Houston club owner — who competed with Black Diamonds for patrons — paid Palmer, a locksmith, to open the club’s doors in March 2016. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, 9 Apr. 2021 The police department said that if homeowners are not present when CNG employees call to make checks, the gas company will call a locksmith the gain entry. Edmund H. Mahony, courant.com, 18 Apr. 2021 If your dealer charges, check out a locksmith, who usually will cost less. Motormouth Bob Weber, Star Tribune, 26 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of locksmith

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Locksmith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locksmith. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of locksmith

: a person whose job is to make and repair locks


lock·​smith | \ ˈläk-ˌsmith How to pronounce locksmith (audio) \

Kids Definition of locksmith

: a worker who makes or repairs locks

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