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locksmith

[lok-smith] /ˈlɒkˌsmɪθ/
noun
1.
a person who makes or repairs locks and keys.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English loksmith (first attested as surname). See lock1, smith
Related forms
locksmithery, noun
locksmithing, noun
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  • locksmithing began as the science and art of making and defeating locks.
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British Dictionary definitions for locksmithing

locksmith

/ˈlɒkˌsmɪθ/
noun
1.
a person who makes or repairs locks
Derived Forms
locksmithery, locksmithing, noun
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Word Origin and History for locksmithing

locksmith

n.

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

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