blacksmith

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

black (color of iron) +‎ smith (related to smite)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈblæk.smɪθ/
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Noun[edit]

blacksmith (plural blacksmiths)

  1. A person who forges iron.
    Synonym: ironsmith
    Coordinate terms: goldsmith, whitesmith, silversmith, platinumsmith, farrier, forge
    Hyponyms: bladesmith, swordsmith
    Hypernyms: smith, metalsmith, smithy
  2. (informal) A person who shoes horses.
    Synonym: farrier
  3. A blackish fish of the Pacific coast (Chromis punctipinnis).

Usage notes[edit]

Historically, blacksmiths in small communities have played a number of other roles, including farrier, wainwright and wheelwright. However, blacksmithing properly refers to the forging of iron, and blacksmiths and farriers themselves make the distinction.

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Verb[edit]

blacksmith (third-person singular simple present blacksmiths, present participle blacksmithing, simple past and past participle blacksmithed)

  1. (intransitive) To work as a blacksmith.