See also: Blacksmith

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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.
    Synonyms: (Scotland, obsolete, slang) burn-the-wind, ironsmith
    Hypernyms: smith, metalsmith, smithy
    Hyponyms: bladesmith, swordsmith
    Coordinate terms: goldsmith, whitesmith, silversmith, platinumsmith, farrier, forge
  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.