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handcraft

[noun hand-kraft, -krahft; verb hand-kraft, -krahft] /noun ˈhændˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft; verb ˈhændˈkræft, -ˈkrɑft/
noun
verb (used with object)
2.
to make (something) by manual skill.
Origin of handcraft
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English handcræft. See handicraft
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Examples from the Web for handcraft
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  • A handcraft school for natives has been one of his dreams all along.

    Letters of a Javanese Princess Raden Adjeng Kartini
  • The amount of time, money, eyesight and handcraft expended among ourselves on letter writing so-called is simply appalling.

    East of Paris Matilda Betham-Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for handcraft

handcraft

/ˈhændˌkrɑːft/
noun
1.
another word for handicraft
verb
2.
(transitive) to make by handicraft
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Word Origin and History for handcraft
n.

Old English handcræft "manual skill, power of the hand; handicraft;" see handicraft.

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