blacksmith
noun Etymology: from a distinction between black metal (iron) and white metal (tin) Date: 15th century a smith who forges iron • blacksmithing noun

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  • Blacksmith — Black smith , n. [Black (in allusion to the color of the metal) + smith. Cf. {Whitesmith}.] 1. A smith who works in iron with a forge, and makes iron utensils, horseshoes, etc. [1913 Webster] The blacksmith may forge what he pleases. Howell.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blacksmith — late 15c. (mid 13c. as a surname), from BLACK (Cf. black) + SMITH (Cf. smith). Listed in royal ordinance (along with bladesmiths, spurriers and goldbeaters). Those who work in heated, heavy metals as opposed to those who beat gold, tin, or pewter …   Etymology dictionary

  • blacksmith — ► NOUN 1) a person who makes and repairs things in iron by hand. 2) a person who shoes horses; a farrier …   English terms dictionary

  • blacksmith — [blak′smith΄] n. [< black metal, former name for iron] a smith who works in iron, including the making and fitting of horseshoes …   English World dictionary

  • Blacksmith — For other uses, see Blacksmith (disambiguation). Blacksmith A blacksmith at work Occupation …   Wikipedia

  • blacksmith — /blak smith /, n. 1. a person who makes horseshoes and shoes horses. 2. a person who forges objects of iron. 3. a blackish damselfish, Chromis punctipinnis, inhabiting coastal waters off southern California. [1250 1300; ME; see BLACK (in… …   Universalium

  • blacksmith — UK [ˈblækˌsmɪθ] / US noun [countable] Word forms blacksmith : singular blacksmith plural blacksmiths someone whose job is to make things out of metal …   English dictionary

  • blacksmith — noun Blacksmith is used after these nouns: ↑village …   Collocations dictionary

  • blacksmith — [[t]blæ̱ksmɪθ[/t]] blacksmiths N COUNT A blacksmith is a person whose job is making things by hand out of metal that has been heated to a high temperature …   English dictionary

  • blacksmith — an old halibut with a very dark colour (Scottish dialect) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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