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 The vault was eventually unlocked at 7:35 p.m. by a locksmith who worked on it all day, said Town Clerk Ann Quirk in a brief phone interview. Shannon Larson, BostonGlobe.com, 6 Sep. 2022 The locksmith, meanwhile, was flabbergasted by the drama. Bill Donahue, BostonGlobe.com, 22 July 2022 Noam is a locksmith from Honolulu, who's originally from Israel. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 14 July 2022 Early the next morning, the mobile locksmith was found dead in his burning work van in DeKalb County, according to police. Mary Hall, ajc, 10 June 2022 The locksmith shop of Melee Island and its proprietor. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 25 Apr. 2022 When restaurants across the country had to shut down in early 2020, Anil Yadav had to call a locksmith. Heather Haddon, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2022 State regulators arrived at an oil drilling site in South L.A. with a warrant, a locksmith and bolt cutters this week after Allenco Energy canceled an inspection. Sammy Rothstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2022 This Much Is True, the Marvel universe) will play Daniel LeBlanc, Marie-Laure’s father and the principal locksmith at the Museum of Natural History in Paris. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Jan. 2022 See More

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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 26 Sep. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of locksmith

: a worker who makes or repairs locks

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