smithy

noun
\ ˈsmi-thē How to pronounce smithy (audio) also -t͟hē \
plural smithies

Definition of smithy

1 : the workshop of a smith

Examples of smithy in a Sentence

They tore down the old smithy behind the general store.
Recent Examples on the Web The transformation, complete with an iron smithy converted from an old wood barn, was uncanny, as if the crew had conveniently stumbled upon a portal to the 19th century. New York Times, 6 May 2021 This 11th-century Viking settlement includes eight houses, a woodworking shop, a charcoal kiln and a smithy. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Nov. 2020 Dine at Ariana Restaurant, a restaurant built into a cozy bungalow, or The Blacksmith Restaurant, which was built into a former smithy. Claire Trageser, Travel + Leisure, 28 Apr. 2020 Stop by to see the town smithy pump the mighty bellows, making utensils used by the local townsfolk. courant.com, 13 Sep. 2019 Two French consular officials took an Uber to Wahls’ smithy during an Indy visit after stumbling across his website in France. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, 7 June 2019 Wahls is hard at work inside his smithy in a former Rabourns Garage gas station that dates from 1901. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, 7 June 2019 Subtext, allusion, nuance, dramatic irony: these were the smithies upon which mistakes were forged. Gregory Pardlo, The New Yorker, 12 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of smithy

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Smithy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smithy. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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smithy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of smithy

: the place where a blacksmith works

smithy

noun
\ ˈsmi-thē How to pronounce smithy (audio) \
plural smithies

Kids Definition of smithy

: the workshop of someone who works in metals and especially of a blacksmith

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