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Blacksmith, also called smith, craftsman who fabricates objects out of iron by hot and cold forging on an anvil. Blacksmiths who specialized in the forging of shoes for horses were called farriers. The term blacksmith derives from iron, formerly called “black metal,” and farrier from the Latin ferrum, “iron.”
Ironwork Balcony railing made of wrought iron. Ironwork, architectural features of buildings, artwork, utensils, and weapons made of iron. A brief treatment of ironwork follows.