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coppersmith

[kop-er-smith]
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noun
  1. a person who makes utensils, jewelry, etc., out of copper.
  2. 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
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Examples from the Web for coppersmith

Historical Examples

  • She inquired of a coppersmith if an English artist had been seen here lately.

    A Laodicean

    Thomas Hardy

  • But the coppersmith is a bird that is usually heard rather than seen.

    Indian Birds

    Douglas Dewar

  • These and not the nectar-bearing flowers were the attraction for the coppersmith.

    Jungle Folk

    Douglas Dewar

  • Beware of Alexander, the coppersmith, for he hath done us much harm.

    Thoughts on African Colonization

    William Lloyd Garrison

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

    Deccan Nursery Tales

    Charles Augustus Kincaid


British Dictionary definitions for coppersmith

coppersmith

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