- manual skill.
- an art, craft, or trade in which the skilled use of one's hands is required.
- the articles made by handicraft: a shop offering the handicraft of various South American nations.
Origin of handicraft
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Examples from the Web for handicraft
And after I graduated, I succeeded in finding a job in handicraft and embroidery.Meryl Streep Tells Zarcquona's Story
September 16, 2011
Machinery is a triumph of handicraft as truly as sculpture and architecture.
Cellini was remarkable for his readiness and dexterity in handicraft.Self-Help
We admit so much, but our handicraft was certainly not to blame.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
Yet perhaps he succeeded as well in it as he would have done at any handicraft.Saved from the Sea
The joint is self-wedging and will be of interest to Handicraft Instructors.Woodwork Joints
- skill or dexterity in working with the hands
- a particular skill or art performed with the hands, such as weaving, pottery, etc
- Also called: handcraft the work produced by such a skill or artlocal handicraft is on sale
C15: changed from handcraft through the influence of handiwork, which was analysed as if handy + work
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Word Origin and History for handicraft
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