[ lok-smith ]

  1. a person who makes or repairs locks and keys.

Origin of locksmith

1200–50; Middle English loksmith (first attested as surname). See lock1, smith

Other words from locksmith

  • lock·smith·er·y, noun
  • locksmithing, noun

Words Nearby locksmith

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How to use locksmith in a sentence

  • The good woman who encouraged me with this piece of information certainly thought I was a journeyman locksmith.

  • At that distant date one of the notables of the hamlet, a locksmith by trade, who had "inherited property," was Claude Guillorit.

    The Surprises of Life | Georges Clemenceau
  • For, in spite of his explicit locksmith's sign, locks were wrapped in mystery for Claudit—so called "for short."

    The Surprises of Life | Georges Clemenceau
  • Overhearing this advice, one or two of the boys lounging about offered to guide the young ladies to a locksmith.

    Amy in Acadia | Helen Leah Reed

British Dictionary definitions for locksmith


/ (ˈlɒkˌsmɪθ) /

  1. a person who makes or repairs locks

Derived forms of locksmith

  • locksmithery or locksmithing, noun

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