from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that forges and shapes iron with an anvil and hammer.
- n. One that makes, repairs, and fits horseshoes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who forges iron.
- n. A person who shoes horses; a farrier.
- n. A blackish fish of the Pacific coast (Chromis or Heliastes punctipinnis).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A smith who works in iron with a forge, and makes iron utensils, horseshoes, etc.
- n. A fish of the Pacific coast (Chromis punctipinnis, or Heliastes punctipinnis), of a blackish color.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A smith who works in iron and makes iron utensils; an ironsmith; especially, in the United States, one who makes horseshoes and shoes horses.
- n. [A translation of a native name.] In ornithology, a name of the bare-necked bell-bird of Brazil, Chasmorhynchus nudicollis.
- n. In ichthyology, a pomacentroid fish, Chromis punctipinnis, having conical teeth in two or more rows in each jaw, a blackish color with violet luster above relieved by greenish edgings of some of the scales, and bluish-black fins with small brown spots. It is not uncommon along the southern coast of California.
- To follow the trade of a blacksmith; work as a blacksmith.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a smith who forges and shapes iron with a hammer and anvil
From the color of iron.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
black (“color of iron”) + smith (“related to smite”) (Wiktionary)