see also: Blacksmith
  • IPA: /ˈblæk.smɪθ/

blacksmith (plural blacksmiths)

  1. A person who forges iron.
    Synonyms: ironsmith
    Coordinate terms: goldsmith#English|goldsmith, whitesmith#English|whitesmith, silversmith#English|silversmith, platinumsmith#English|platinumsmith, farrier#English|farrier, forge#English|forge
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    Hypernyms: smith, metalsmith, smithy
    • The blacksmith may forge what he pleases.
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter II, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175 ↗:
      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.
  2. (informal) A person who shoes horses.
    Synonyms: farrier
  3. A blackish fish of the Pacific coast (Chromis punctipinnis).
Related terms Translations Translations
  • French: maréchal-ferrant, maréchale-ferrante
  • German: Hufschmied, Hufschmiedin, Hufner, Hufnerin, Hufbeschlagschmied, Hufbeschlagschmiedin, Beschlagschmied, Beschlagschmiedin
  • Italian: maniscalco, maniscalca
  • Portuguese: ferrador, ferradora
  • Russian: кузне́ц
  • Spanish: herrador, herradora

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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