See also: Blacksmith
black (color of iron) + smith (related to smite)
blacksmith (plural blacksmiths)
- A person who forges iron.
- Synonyms: (Scotland, obsolete, slang) burn-the-wind, ironsmith
- Coordinate terms: goldsmith, whitesmith, silversmith, platinumsmith, farrier, forge
- Hyponyms: bladesmith, swordsmith
- Hypernyms: smith, metalsmith, smithy
- 1640, I. H. [i.e., James Howell], ΔΕΝΔΡΟΛΟΓΊΑ [DENDROLOGIA]. Dodona’s Grove, or, The Vocall Forrest, London: […] T[homas] B[adger] for H. Mosley [i.e., Humphrey Moseley] […], →OCLC:
- The blacksmith may forge what Religion he pleases.
- 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter II, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], →OCLC:
- Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. […]. Ikey the blacksmith had forged us a spearhead after a sketch from a picture of a Greek warrior; and a rake-handle served as a shaft.
- (informal) A person who shoes horses.
- Synonym: farrier
- A blackish fish of the Pacific coast (Chromis punctipinnis).
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.
iron forger — See also translations at smith
farrier (colloquial) — See also translations at farrier
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blacksmith (third-person singular simple present blacksmiths, present participle blacksmithing, simple past and past participle blacksmithed)
- (intransitive) To work as a blacksmith.