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[blak-smith] /ˈblækˌsmɪθ/
a person who makes horseshoes and shoes horses.
a person who forges objects of iron.
a blackish damselfish, Chromis punctipinnis, inhabiting coastal waters off southern California.
Origin of blacksmith
1250-1300; Middle English; see black (in reference to iron or black metal), smith1; cf. whitesmith Unabridged
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  • The metaphor is taken from a blacksmith working a piece of iron, say a horse-shoe, into shape.
  • Find a blacksmith to fix a damaged chain,which was the main driving mechanism.
  • Large plantations were self-sufficient and included blacksmith, kitchen, carpentry and barn structures.
  • Tourists can also explore the blacksmith shop and barn on the property.
  • Take a stroll around the grounds and look inside the buildings that include a home, barns, blacksmith's shop and country school.
  • The restaurant was transformed from a former blacksmith shop and still includes the original large door.
  • Experience the olden days in the historic kitchen of the colonial cottage, check out the old school, a jail and a blacksmith shop.
  • Explore the village's preserved structures and see its inhabitants, such as the blacksmith, or ride the antique carousel.
  • If faces are badly chipped or unevenly worn, have them reconditioned by a blacksmith.
  • The blacksmith played an integral role in our developing nation.
British Dictionary definitions for blacksmith


an artisan who works iron with a furnace, anvil, hammer, etc
Word Origin
C14: see black, smith
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Word Origin and History for blacksmith

late 15c. (mid-13c. as a surname), from black + smith (n.). 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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