James. 1808–90, British engineer; inventor of the steam hammer (1839)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
How to use Nasmyth in a sentence
Another man of science, James Nasmyth, the inventor of the steam-hammer, had a similar happy experience.How to be Happy Though Married | E. J. Hardy.
"You're only fit for the grocery," said Gordon-Nasmyth scornfully, sitting down and helping himself to one of my uncle's cigars.
I made some commercial inquiries, and there seemed even then much truth in Gordon-Nasmyth's estimate of the value of the stuff.
I am inclined to think Gordon-Nasmyth imagined we would give him a cheque for six thousand pounds on the strength of his talk.
This added to the piratical flavour that insufficient funds and Gordon-Nasmyth's original genius had already given the enterprise.