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blacksmith

[blak-smith] /ˈblækˌsmɪθ/
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 of blacksmith
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see black (in reference to iron or black metal), smith1; cf. whitesmith
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blacksmith

/ˈblækˌsmɪθ/
noun
1.
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
n.

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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