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[lok-smith] /ˈlɒkˌsmɪθ/
a person who makes or repairs locks and keys.
1200-50; Middle English loksmith (first attested as surname). See lock1, smith
Related forms
locksmithery, noun
locksmithing, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for locksmith
  • Since keys to the safe could not be found, a locksmith had been summoned.
  • They take the box to a locksmith, but he isn't able to open it.
  • The locksmith and the teacher are debating about how you have to belong to one political party in order to get work.
  • Leaving her groceries in the hall, she goes in search of a locksmith.
  • His wizardry in opening safes is legend among locksmith, locally and nationally.
  • With this system, you didn't have to shell out to a locksmith every time you lost a key.
  • The diamond dealer said that the wizened locksmith was among the best key forgers in the world.
  • Too bad there aren't any telephone books around, or you'd call a locksmith.
  • Finally, a locksmith arrives and jimmies the door ajar.
  • Find and call a locksmith using a local telephone directory or by calling information.
British Dictionary definitions for locksmith


a person who makes or repairs locks
Derived Forms
locksmithery, locksmithing, noun
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Word Origin and History for locksmith

early 13c., from lock (n.1) + smith.

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