Black smith

blacksmith

[blak-smith]
noun
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.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; see black (in reference to iron or black metal), smith1; cf. whitesmith

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blacksmith (ˈblækˌsmɪθ)
 
n
an artisan who works iron with a furnace, anvil, hammer, etc
 
[C14: see black, smith]

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blacksmith
late 15c., from black + 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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