locksmith [lok-smith] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a person who makes or repairs locks and keys.
Origin of locksmith 1200–50; Middle English loksmith (first attested as surname). See, 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.
The locksmith had carried petitions and memorials to the fountain-head, with his own hands.
The very man was here to-night,’ thought the locksmith, changing colour.
Acting on this hint, the locksmith prepared to take his leave.
I love all the ladies, ma’am,’ said Hugh, turning to the locksmith’s wife.
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(n.1) + .
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