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Blacksmith vs Hammersmith - What's the difference?

blacksmith | hammersmith |

As nouns the difference between blacksmith and hammersmith

is that blacksmith is a person who forges iron while hammersmith is a maker of hammers.



(en noun)
  • A person who forges iron.
  • *(James Howell) (c.1594–1666)
  • *:The blacksmith may forge what he pleases.
  • *
  • *:Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out.. Ikey the blacksmith had forged us a spearhead after a sketch from a picture of a Greek warrior; and a rake-handle served as a shaft.
  • (lb) A person who shoes horses; a farrier.
  • A blackish fish of the Pacific coast (Chromis'' or ''Heliastes punctipinnis ).
  • Usage notes

    Historically, blacksmiths in small communities have played a number of other roles, including farrier, wainwright and wheelwright. However, blacksmithing properly refers to the forging of iron, and blacksmiths and farriers themselves make the distinction.


    * ironsmith


    * smith, metalsmith * smithy

    Coordinate terms

    * goldsmith, whitesmith, silversmith, platinumsmith, farrier, forge




    (en noun)
  • A maker of hammers.
  • Derived terms

    * bladesmithing


    * smith