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[hand-meyd] /ˈhændˈmeɪd/
made by hand, rather than by machine:
the luxury of handmade shoes.
Origin of handmade
First recorded in 1605-15; hand + made Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Would the veil hold the handmade curls in exactly the proper place?

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • The letter was scrawled in violet ink on thick, handmade paper.

    Bliss, and Other Stories Katherine Mansfield
  • The real Irish handmade crochet is done with a crochet hook, by hand.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • It could be run by hand if all handmade or featherstitched with tiny stitches.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • The old brick floor of the stable he replaced with handmade tiles.

    Dangerous Days Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for handmade


made by hand, not by machine, esp with care or craftsmanship
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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