1. A smith who works in iron with a forge, and makes iron utensils, horseshoes, etc. " The blacksmith may forge what he pleases." (Howell)

2. <zoology> A fish of the Pacific coast (Chromis, or Heliastes, punctipinnis), of a blackish colour.

Origin: Black (in allusion to the colour of the metal) + smith. Cf. Whitesmith.

(01 Mar 1998)

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