Definition of whitesmith in English:

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whitesmith

Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wītsmiTH/

noun

1A person who makes articles out of metal, especially tin.
Example sentences
  • I was apprenticed at 25 to a whitesmith named Samuel Blanchard.
  • While blacksmiths work mostly with hot metal, whitesmiths do the majority of their work on cold metal (although they might use a forge to shape their raw materials).
  • While blacksmiths work mostly with hot metal, whitesmiths do the majority of their work on cold metal (although they might use a forge to shape their raw materials).
1.1A polisher or finisher of metal goods.

Origin

Middle English: from white (denoting 'white iron', i.e., tin) + smith.

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