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

1250–1300; Middle English; see black (in reference to iron or black metal), smith; cf. whitesmith
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  1. an artisan who works iron with a furnace, anvil, hammer, etc
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Word Origin

C14: see black, smith
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Word Origin and History for blacksmith


late 15c. (mid-13c. as a surname), from black + smith (n.). Listed in royal ordinance (along with bladesmiths, spurriers and goldbeaters). Those who work in heated, heavy metals as opposed to those who beat gold, tin, or pewter (whitesmith).

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