met·​al·​smith ˈme-tᵊl-ˌsmith How to pronounce metalsmith (audio)
: a person skilled in metalworking

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Lucioni’s most touching portrait depicts his father, a metalsmith. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, 29 Aug. 2022 The metalsmith—who is Laguna, Chiricahua Apache, and Anglo—specializes in sleek, industrial jewelry pieces like cuffs and earrings. Christian Allair, Vogue, 19 Aug. 2021 Motz, Strouse and Brine attended aviation metalsmith training at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fla., before being sent to California. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 11 Nov. 2020 Chrissy Doolen, of Magnolia, is a metalsmith who makes jewelry and wall art out of copper, silver and brass. Jane Stueckemann, Houston Chronicle, 22 Aug. 2019 Born in 1713, the son of an enterprising metalsmith, Diderot was brought up in Langres, a cathedral town north of Dijon, where he was educated by the Jesuits. Dan Hofstadter, WSJ, 15 Feb. 2019 More than 20 employees—among them upholsterers, textile specialists, metalsmiths, carpenters, and restorers—uphold the traditions of bespoke fabrication and quality that have defined Florentine artisanship for centuries. Maria Shollenbarger, ELLE Decor, 18 Oct. 2018 And at Woolridge’s Brooklyn studio, environmentally minded jewelry is crafted with ages-old metalsmith techniques. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 16 Oct. 2018 Meet Jessi Lewis, the metalsmith behind our new favorite line Just south of Missoula, Montana, a little house stands against a backdrop of the Bitterroot Mountains. Leslie Hittmeier, Outside Online, 11 June 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metalsmith was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Metalsmith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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