Complete Definition of "blacksmith"

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English

Etymology

black for color of iron + smith related to smite

Pronunciation
IPA|/'blæk.smɪθ/, SAMPA|"bl{k.smIT/
audio|en-us-blacksmith.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun

  1. A person who forges iron.
  2. colloquial A person who shoes horses (properly a farrier).

Usage notes

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.

See also
blacksmithing
smith
smithy
goldsmith
whitesmith
silversmith
platinumsmith
farrier
forge

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L4+ not in L3 POS section
trans-top|iron forger
Arabic: KUchar|حداد
Bosnian: kovaÄ#Bosnian|kovaÄ m
Breton: gov m
Chinese traditional/simplified: éµå ,éå  (tiÄ jiàng)
Croatian: kovaÄ#Croatian|kovaÄ m
Czech: kováŠm
Dutch: smid m
Finnish: seppä
French: forgeron m, sidérurgiste m
German: Schmied m
Greek: ÏιδεÏÎ¬Ï m? (sithairás), ÏιδηÏοÏÏγÏÏ m (siderourgós)
Indonesian: pandai besi
Italian: fabbro ferraio m
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Japanese: éæ²»å± (ããã, kajiya)
Kurdish: KUchar|ئاسÙÚ¯Ùâر
Malayalam: à´àµà´²àµà´²à´¨àµâ (kollan)
Maltese: ħaddied
Polish: t|pl|kowal|m
Portuguese: ferreiro m
Russian: кÑÐ·Ð½ÐµÑ (kuznéts) m
Romanian: fierar m
Scottish Gaelic: gobha m
Serbian:

Spanish: herrero m, herrera f
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trans-top|farrier (colloquial)
Bosnian: potkivaÄ#Bosnian|potkivaÄ m
Breton: gov m, marichal m
Chinese tradtional/simiplified: è¹éµå , è¹éå  (tí tiÄ jiàng)
Czech: podkováŠm
Dutch: hoefsmid m
Finnish: hevosenkengittäjä
French: maréchal-ferrant m
German: Hufschmied m
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Japanese: éå¶å± (ããã, kajiya), è¹éå·¥ (ã¦ãã¦ã¤ãã, teitesukÅ)
Polish: t|pl|kowal|m
Romanian: potcovar m
Serbian:

Spanish: herrador m}
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ttbc|Korean: ëì¥ì¥ì´ (daejangjangi)
ttbc|Latin: faber ferricus
ttbc|Slovak: kovÃ¡Ä m, kováÄka f
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