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[han-dee-krafts-muh n, -krahfts-] /ˈhæn diˌkræfts mən, -ˌkrɑfts-/
noun, plural handicraftsmen.
a person skilled in a handicraft; craftsman.
Origin of handicraftsman
First recorded in 1545-55; handicraft + 's1 + man1
Related forms
handicraftsmanship, noun
Usage note
See -man. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was handicraftsman speaking critically and appreciatively of handicraftsman.

  • I am the son of a handicraftsman, I must labor long yet over thy happiness and my own.

    In Vain Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • But the handicraftsman is dependent on your pleasure and opinion.

    Essays and Lectures Oscar Wilde
  • Your people love art but do not sufficiently honour the handicraftsman.

    Essays and Lectures Oscar Wilde
  • It was still, happily, the age of the handicraftsman; the machinery age was yet to come.

    Legends of Loudoun Harrison Williams
  • Here, he said, we found perfect unity between the imaginative artist and the handicraftsman.

    Miscellanies Oscar Wilde
  • Under such conditions it is difficult to say where the artist began and where the handicraftsman left off.

  • He is handicraftsman in that he guides and directs them by his skill within the scope of activity to which they are designed.

    The Evolution of Modern Capitalism John Atkinson Hobson
  • For such a piece of work as moving this statue could only have been undertaken by some handicraftsman.'

    The Letters of Cassiodorus Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)

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