Definition of smitham in English:

smitham

(also smithum, smethom)

noun

Mining
  • 1rare, historical Lead ore consisting of particles small enough to pass through a sieve, or ground to powder.

  • 2British, Northern English, Midlands English rare, dialect Small particles of coal; slack.

Origin

Late 16th century. Apparently a variant or alteration of smeddum, in sense 1 perhaps arising by association with smith or smith.

Pronunciation

smitham

/ˈsmɪð(ə)m/