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[noun hand-kraft, -krahft; verb hand-kraft, -krahft]
  1. handicraft.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to make (something) by manual skill.
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Origin of handcraft

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

Historical Examples of 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


  1. another word for handicraft
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  1. (tr) to make by handicraft
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Word Origin and History for handcraft


Old English handcræft "manual skill, power of the hand; handicraft;" see handicraft.

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