Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The occupation or craft of a smith.
  • n. See smithy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The place where a smith works.
  • n. The trade of a smith.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The workshop of a smith; a smithy or stithy.
  • n. Work done by a smith; smithing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The workshop of a smith; a smithy; especially, a shop where wrought-iron work is made.
  • n. The practice of mechanical work, especially in iron: usually applied to hammer-work, as distinguished from more delicate manual operations. Also smithing.

Etymologies

smith +‎ -ery (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I actually have more of a problem with the plotting in The Da Vinci Code than anything else (characters are so implausibly motivated I think I laughed out loud at their actions more than once) but Browne’s actual word-smithery is just as noxious.

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  • But by seeing that the place was a sort of blacksmith's shop, Rollo concluded that it must mean house and ship smithery, that is, that it was a place for blacksmith's work for houses and ships.

    Rollo in Holland

  • Childbirth is likened to smithery by the Zaramo, as by many other ethnic groups.

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  • I solemnly swear that I will try and actually post quasi-entertaining word-smithery here occasionally.

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  • My word-smithery went out the window pretty fast leaving me with voice to convey mood and then… the rest was all about the plot.

    Writing and storytelling

  • They were on site from day one, living, breathing, experiencing smithery, under the watchful eye of somebody who had the information.

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  • And by that suit of law poor Tom was ruined altogether, for Sir Robert could pay for much swearing; and then all his goods and his farm were sold up, and even his smithery taken.

    Lorna Doone

  • "She never said nothing about his smithery or nothing," said Anga.

    Alvin Journeyman

  • She'd never found any man whose attractions outweighed the fascination of combining mage-craft with smithery.

    Winds Of Fate

  • You got smithery needs doing, take your custom elsewhere.

    The White Rose

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