[hwahyt-smith, wahyt-]


a tinsmith.

Origin of whitesmith

1275–1325; Middle English, modeled on blacksmith
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Examples from the Web for whitesmith

Historical Examples of whitesmith

  • Woodward's Whitesmith—is one of the best of the white varieties.

    Soil Culture

    J. H. Walden

  • Whitesmith, Chautauqua, Triumph and Industry are among the best.

  • He was great friends with Tina, the daughter of the whitesmith, who lived nearly opposite.

British Dictionary definitions for whitesmith



a person who finishes and polishes metals, particularly tin plate and galvanized iron
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