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 (wīt′smĭth′, hwīt′-)
1. One who works white metal.
2. One who does finish work, such as polishing, on iron.

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(Metallurgy) a person who finishes and polishes metals, particularly tin plate and galvanized iron
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(ˈʰwaɪtˌsmɪθ, ˈwaɪt-)

a tinsmith.
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"Pip, dear old chap, life is made of ever so many partings welded together, as I may say, and one man's a blacksmith, and one's a whitesmith, and one's a goldsmith, and one's a coppersmith.
DAVE Ellis' historic season in charge of Kenilworth RFC was nearly over before it started, after club president Willie Whitesmith thought his application was a wind up.
KIMBERLY WHITESMITH recently became dean of the LaFetra College of Education at the University of La Verne in California.
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As Fred Hopper started work in the 1870s as an apprentice whitesmith and with a continuous thread of ownership through to Falcon Cycles today, the book covers some 140 years of cycle company history.
"I'm a whitesmith," he says, using the traditional name for a tin worker.
Harris, of Whitesmith, near Lewes, has since paid back pounds 250,000 but faces up to six years' jail when sentenced in January.
General Manager of InterContinental Aqaba Mr Enad Tannous announced that the Hotel welcomes the new Executive Chef Mr James Whitesmith, a British food extraordinaire with over 12 years experience in the food and beverage industry.