Definition of coppersmith in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkäpərˌsmiTH/


1A person who makes things out of copper.
Example sentences
  • The cloth-bound compilation shows turners, coppersmiths, tinsmiths, gun fitters, engine fitters and radio mechanics hard at work, including a large number of women training as fitters, turners and welders.
  • For economic and technical reasons, the alloys used by coppersmiths, brassfounders, braziers, blacksmiths and pewterers have varied over time, and a knowledge of the alloys can provide definitive answers.
  • Even in his monumental riveted copper sculptures, one finds the subtle influence of the coppersmith / icon maker inadvertently creeping into his technique.
2 (also coppersmith barbet) The crimson-breasted barbet of Southeast Asia, which has a red breast band, a streaked belly, and a repetitive metallic call.
  • Megalaima haemacephala, family Capitonidae.
Example sentences
  • Even if you live more to the western side of the city, just look out your window at an avenue tree, and you might spot a coppersmith barbet, or a night heron, apart from other species.
  • Large trees attract the familiar ‘kuil’ and coppersmith barbet, apart from wagtails.
  • Look at the coppersmith, or the crimson breasted barbet.

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Syllabification: cop·per·smith

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