- the art or skill of a workman or workwoman.
- the quality or mode of execution, as of a thing made.
- the product or result of labor and skill; work executed.
Origin of workmanship
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Examples from the Web for workmanship
The workmanship of the materials also sometimes felt a little Japanese.Chanel, Back to the Future
July 2, 2013
They are the masons of the mind, a race of builders, addicted to a workmanship of their own.Mountain Meditations
There was nothing new in his Rocket, except his own workmanship.The Age of Invention
The entire erection was his workmanship, from foundation to ridge.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
The image itself was very crude of workmanship and singularly ghastly.The Strolling Saint
Tables, divans, and rugs of priceless design and workmanship.
- the art or skill of a workman
- the art or skill with which something is made or executed
- the degree of art or skill exhibited in the finished product
- the piece of work so produced
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Word Origin and History for workmanship
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