[ noun hand-kraft, -krahft; verb hand-kraft, -krahft ]
/ noun ˈhændˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft; verb ˈhændˈkræft, -ˈkrɑft /


verb (used with object)

to make (something) by manual skill.

Origin of handcraft

before 1000; Middle English; Old English handcræft. See handicraft
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Examples from the Web for handcraft

  • 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

/ (ˈhændˌkrɑːft) /


another word for handicraft


(tr) to make by handicraft
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