smith

A smith is someone whose job involves making things out of metal. Visit a historically accurate colonial village and you might see a smith making tools or nails by hand.

Smith or smithy is shorthand for blacksmith, an artisan who hammers tools and other items out of hot iron or steel. You can also use smith for a variety of other workers, especially if they make things, like a bladesmith or a coppersmith, or work with their hands, like a locksmith or a gunsmith. You can even call a writer a smith — or "wordsmith." The Proto-Indo-European root of this word means "to cut" or "work with a sharp instrument."

Definitions of smith
  1. noun
    someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable)
    synonyms: metalworker
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    types:
    blacksmith
    a smith who forges and shapes iron with a hammer and anvil
    forger
    someone who operates a forge
    farrier, horseshoer
    a person who shoes horses
    type of:
    skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker
    a worker who has acquired special skills
  2. noun
    someone who works at something specified
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    arrowsmith
    a maker of arrows
    gunsmith
    someone who makes or repairs guns
    locksmith
    someone who makes or repairs locks
    tinner, tinsmith
    someone who makes or repairs tinware
    type of:
    skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker
    a worker who has acquired special skills
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