gunsmith

[guhn-smith]

Origin of gunsmith

First recorded in 1580–90; gun1 + smith
Related formsgun·smith·ing, noun
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gunsmith

noun
  1. a person who manufactures or repairs firearms, esp portable guns
Derived Formsgunsmithing, noun
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Word Origin and History for gunsmith
n.

1580s, from gun (n.) + smith.

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