verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Treat (metal) by heating, hammering, and forging it.

    ‘tin-bronze was cast into ingots before being smithed into bracelets’
    • ‘Evidence for smithing includes crucibles, and moulds for plain copper-alloy pins.’
    • ‘In addition, almost all of them are involved in secondary work such as trade, smithing (working with metals), or tailoring.’
    • ‘Stoner had even taking the time to teach some of the men basic weapon smithing techniques.’
    • ‘Almost undoubtedly, dwarves had had something to do with its creation; only the short folk could possible be skilled enough to smith the metal so perfectly.’
    • ‘Families built and repaired their own houses and barns, mended their own tools and harness, sometimes smithed iron and tanned leather.’