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[kop-er-smith] /ˈkɒp ərˌsmɪθ/
a person who makes utensils, jewelry, etc., out of copper.
a crimson-breasted barbet, Megalaima haemacephala, of India, southeast Asia, and adjacent islands, characterized by the ringing, metallic sound of its note.
Origin of coppersmith
1300-50; Middle Englishcopresmythe. See copper1, smith Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • No wonder the children were excited at what the coppersmith would show them that he had made over night!

    Boys and Girls of Colonial Days Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
  • She inquired of a coppersmith if an English artist had been seen here lately.

    A Laodicean Thomas Hardy
  • Beware of Alexander, the coppersmith, for he hath done us much harm.

    Thoughts on African Colonization William Lloyd Garrison
  • These and not the nectar-bearing flowers were the attraction for the coppersmith.

    Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar
  • In vain did I in all honesty speak the praises of the coppersmith; Herdegen turned a deaf ear, even as my uncle and aunt had done.

  • The call is not unlike that of the coppersmith, but less metallic and much more subdued.

  • They told the coppersmith, and he and his men beat her soundly and drove her away.

    Deccan Nursery Tales Charles Augustus Kincaid
  • At this date an insurance plat shows a tinsmith and coppersmith's shop.

    Seaport in Virginia Gay Montague Moore
  • It is of the old Sybaris that the coppersmith and the rose-leaf stories are told; and it was the new Sybaris that made the laws.

  • In the coppersmith's great household she commonly had her hands full, and I felt indeed that her face was changed towards me.

British Dictionary definitions for coppersmith


a person who works copper or copper alloys
an Asian barbet (a bird), Megalaima haemacephala, the call of which has a ringing metallic note
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