locksmith

noun
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 Snider, the locksmith, likewise relayed a feeling of déjà vu. Tom Benning, Dallas News, "As virtual national convention approaches, how united are Texas Democrats behind Biden-Harris ticket?," 14 Aug. 2020 Justin Snider is a Dallas-area locksmith who served as a Sanders delegate in 2016 and ultimately voted for Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Tom Benning, Dallas News, "As virtual national convention approaches, how united are Texas Democrats behind Biden-Harris ticket?," 14 Aug. 2020 At the same event, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul called for police officers to be licensed by the state like other professions such as doctors, hairdressers, nurses, teachers, cosmetologists and locksmiths. Brett Rowland, Washington Examiner, "Thousands of protesters in Illinois demand police reforms," 8 June 2020 This one’s come in many forms, from a locksmith, self-storage operator, auto mechanic, house painter and plant nursery manager. oregonlive, "Oregon’s stay-home order: Your questions answered," 25 Mar. 2020 Hiring an expert locksmith to upgrade something that was working perfectly fine is questionable, especially if the installation costs as much as the lock. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Should I get a smart lock? The pros and cons of going digital on your door," 3 Feb. 2020 Some have even authorized locksmiths to let the volunteers in. NBC News, "Coronavirus: Volunteers rush to help pets trapped in locked-down Wuhan," 10 Feb. 2020 Oh, and please send a locksmith, or at least a pizza. Emma Allen, The New Yorker, "The Cartoon Department Coup," 23 Dec. 2019 So will a local locksmith for connected locks or doorbells. Philana Patterson, USA TODAY, "The joys of living in a smart home," 21 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of locksmith

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of locksmith was in the 13th century

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6 Oct 2020

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“Locksmith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locksmith. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for locksmith

locksmith

noun
How to pronounce locksmith (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of locksmith

: a person whose job is to make and repair locks

locksmith

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

Kids Definition of locksmith

: a worker who makes or repairs locks

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