American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that makes or repairs locks.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An artificer whose occupation is to make locks.
- n. one who studies or practices locksmithing
- n. gambling, slang someone who only bets when they are sure they will win
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A person whose occupation is to make, mend, or install locks, or to make keys for locks.
- n. someone who makes or repairs locks
- lock + smith (Wiktionary)
“Next I called the locksmith from the previous day, who again said he could be at my apartment in half an hour.”
“When you go to somebody ` s house and you ring the doorbell and you knock and they don ` t come, do you call the locksmith, or do you just leave like a normal person?”
“I called a locksmith from a local coffee shop at 8:50, and they assured me they would hurry.”
“Actually, what comes in to be expensive is when you call the locksmith to put it in.”
“He claims when he brought his kids home one night after a weekend with him, Kathleen wasn ` t home, so what he did was tell a neighbor, and they called a locksmith to get in the house.”
“So he calls the locksmith, who had probably stopped at the local topless bar on the way in based on the noise in the background.”
“Bolts and bars being all unused, the business of locksmith is quite at a discount in the back woods, where all idea of a midnight robbery is unknown; and yet, if rumour was true, there were persons not far from us to whom the trade of stealing would not be new.”
“Feeling a chill of desperation to get my child to school, and myself to work, I called a locksmith.”
“When I called the locksmith, they wanted $95 to JUST drill open the safe, nothing more.”
““If we call a locksmith to change the locks, couldn’t he just grab the keys under the porch instead?””
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