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noun, plural smith·er·ies.
  1. the work, craft, or workshop of a smith.
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Origin of smithery

First recorded in 1615–25; smith + -ery
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Examples from the Web for smithery

Historical Examples of smithery

  • He took to tinkering and smithery, because no better employments were at his command.

    The Romany Rye

    George Borrow

  • With its own corn-mill, saw-mill, and smithery, each plantation is almost independent of the neighborhood around it.

  • In 1955 archeologists discovered the site of an early seventeenth century forge or smithery near historic Jamestown church.

  • Blacksmith, in debt something like £15 for smithery coal, comes from his forge at the side of the house to meet him.

  • I must have half of that £15 this month, or not another ounce of smithery coal do you get out of me.

British Dictionary definitions for smithery


noun plural -eries
  1. the trade or craft of a blacksmith
  2. a rare word for smithy
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