blacksmith

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 (whitesmith).

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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 — ► 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 — noun Etymology: from a distinction between black metal (iron) and white metal (tin) Date: 15th century a smith who forges iron • blacksmithing noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

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