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

Definition of locksmith

: a person who makes or repairs locks

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And last year, an Italian locksmith captured the first ever shot of a supernova's first light. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Science Behind Earth's Strangest Light Phenomena," 29 Apr. 2019 The key was not recovered, so the vehicle owner contacted a locksmith to change the locks, but the Subaru had been stolen again. Lisa M. Bolton, Washington Post, "Crime reports for Anne Arundel and Howard counties and for Annapolis," 6 June 2018 Google has instituted verification processes for other types of ads in the past, including local locksmith services and treatment centers, the people said. Rob Barry, WSJ, "Tech-Support Scams Prompt Google to Act," 31 Aug. 2018 Why were the services of a locksmith used when the Park Board has keys to all Park Board property? Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati solicitor hired a locksmith to get into Park Board closet," 2 May 2018 Investigators later called in a locksmith to open the safe. Michael Gordon, charlotteobserver, "He was found dead, bound with parachute chord. Juries couldn't decide if these men did it.," 28 May 2018 Glenn Tyndell appeared outside the home as locksmiths were working and shot Ramzziddin five times with a shotgun, police have said. Washington Post, "Police had been called to confront man who shot off-duty officer six days later," 2 Mar. 2018 An amateur fossil-hunter in Maryland found rare evidence of dinosaurs and mammals interacting, and an Italian locksmith captured a never-before seen first burst of light from the supernova explosion of a massive star. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Discover Giant Worms Invaded France Almost 20 Years Ago," 23 May 2018 Hidden behind a blue tarp, a locksmith worked for about 15 minutes to open the gate about 9 a.m. Then U.S. officials moved on to the residence’s front and basement doors before gaining access to the diplomatic outpost. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "U.S. officials drill out locks at former Russian consul residence in Seattle’s Madison Park," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of locksmith

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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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) \

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: a worker who makes or repairs locks

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