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 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 Ornelas had been working as a professional safe technician and locksmith for years when these heists began in the mid-’90s. Geoff Manaugh, The Atlantic, "The Rise and Fall of an All-Star Crew of Jewel Thieves," 17 Dec. 2019 Within the vestibule there are the usual takeout menus and free newspapers scattered on the tiled floor, and someone has once again covered the buzzer panel with stickers advertising a locksmith. Kate Walbert, The New Yorker, "To Do," 26 Aug. 2019 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

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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?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=l&file=locksm01. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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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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