locksmith [lok-smith] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a person who makes or repairs locks and keys. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of locksmith 1200–50; Middle English loksmith (first attested as surname). See lock1, smith Related formslock·smith·er·y, nounlock·smith·ing, noun Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for locksmith Contemporary Examples of locksmith

  • Enrique Sr. opened a lawn-mower shop and later became a locksmith.

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  • She was trained as a locksmith and she knew about picking locks.

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  • Historical Examples of locksmith

  • She resisted an impulse to say that she had broken the key in the lock and to send for the locksmith.

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  • The locksmith had carried petitions and memorials to the fountain-head, with his own hands.

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  • The very man was here to-night,’ thought the locksmith, changing colour.

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  • Acting on this hint, the locksmith prepared to take his leave.

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  • I love all the ladies, ma’am,’ said Hugh, turning to the locksmith’s wife.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for locksmith locksmith noun a person who makes or repairs locks Derived Formslocksmithery or locksmithing, noun Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for locksmith n.

    early 13c., from lock (n.1) + smith.

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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