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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. 2017.
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  • 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
  • The call is not unlike that of the coppersmith, but less metallic and much more subdued.

  • Therein a coppersmith was making bangles for a beautiful young princess who had just been crowned queen of the city.

    Deccan Nursery Tales Charles Augustus Kincaid
  • Two holiday shoppers are even now haggling with the coppersmith over the price of a pair of curiously wrought brass candle-sticks.

    Out of Mulberry Street Jacob A. Riis
  • At this date an insurance plat shows a tinsmith and coppersmith's shop.

    Seaport in Virginia

    Gay Montague Moore
  • Alexander the younger is not here even a coppersmith; his metal is, to me, not attractive at all.

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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