Origin of blacksmithfrom black metal, former name for iron
- One that forges and shapes iron with an anvil and hammer.
- One that makes, repairs, and fits horseshoes.
Origin of blacksmithFrom the color of iron
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.
- A blacksmith was shoeing a horse.
- A blacksmith in Gravette was making the wheels, but the rest of the buggy was complete, right down to the leather seats.
- " The Skeleton in Armour," "The Wreck of the Hesperus," "The Village Blacksmith," "To a Child," "The Bridge," "Excelsior."
- At fourteen he was apprenticed to a blacksmith, and for several years worked at this trade at Ilkley.
- He worked many years as a blacksmith and studied books whenever he had a spare moment.