blacksmith


noun

  1. a person who makes horseshoes and shoes horses.
  2. a person who forges objects of iron.
  3. a blackish damselfish, Chromis punctipinnis, inhabiting coastal waters off southern California.

noun

  1. an artisan who works iron with a furnace, anvil, hammer, etc
n.

late 15c. (mid-13c. as a surname), from black + smith (n.). Listed in royal ordinance (along with bladesmiths, spurriers and goldbeaters). Those who work in heated, heavy metals as opposed to those who beat gold, tin, or pewter (whitesmith).

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