[ blak-smith ]
/ ˈblækˌsmɪθ /


a person who makes horseshoes and shoes horses.
a person who forges objects of iron.
a blackish damselfish, Chromis punctipinnis, inhabiting coastal waters off southern California.

Origin of blacksmith

1250–1300; Middle English; see black (in reference to iron or black metal), smith; cf. whitesmith Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for blacksmith

/ (ˈblækˌsmɪθ) /


an artisan who works iron with a furnace, anvil, hammer, etc

Word Origin for blacksmith

C14: see black, smith
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