- a person who makes horseshoes and shoes horses.
- a person who forges objects of iron.
- a blackish damselfish, Chromis punctipinnis, inhabiting coastal waters off southern California.
- an artisan who works iron with a furnace, anvil, hammer, etc
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).