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

Definition of locksmith

: a person who makes or repairs locks

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The Republic hired a locksmith to break the padlocks on the cabinets in late 2018. AZCentral.com, "Don Bolles files: The case of Skippy Brazil, the drug informant who was set on fire," 28 Aug. 2019 The millions who became laborers, doctors, locksmiths, seamstresses, teachers. Marianne Szegedy-maszak, Washington Post, "Horrors of World War II, through children’s eyes," 16 Aug. 2019 One plaintiff, Troy Duncan, a locksmith for JCPS, alleges a coworker routinely used the N-word on the job. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "African American maintenance workers in JCPS face discrimination, lawsuit says," 6 June 2019 Matt Woods, owner of Acme, told The Enquirer that Nestor met the locksmith on site and confirmed what the bill said. Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati solicitor hired a locksmith to get into Park Board closet," 2 May 2018 His plan also calls for $624,000 to hire five more CMS police officers, including one who will lead active shooter training, as well as two locksmiths and two electronics specialists to upgrade security. Ann Doss Helms, charlotteobserver, "Gov. Cooper seeks $130 million for safer NC schools. Here's how he'd spend it. | Charlotte Observer," 19 Apr. 2018 The main pointed a gun at deputies and a locksmith before locking himself in the house and firing shots from inside, Oglesby said. Tonya Alanez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Man kills himself after 6-hour standoff with SWAT team," 5 Apr. 2018 Many of our readers and locksmiths swear by Tri-Flow lubricant. Bob Weber, chicagotribune.com, "Stuck door lock? Use graphite lube, not WD-40," 3 Dec. 2017 My mother shared her general suspicion of locksmiths. Sheelah Kolhatkar, The New Yorker, "The State of Nature," 26 Dec. 2016

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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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