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  1. made by hand, rather than by machine: the luxury of handmade shoes.
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Origin of handmade

First recorded in 1605–15; hand + made
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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.

  • It could be run by hand if all handmade or featherstitched with tiny stitches.

  • The old brick floor of the stable he replaced with handmade tiles.

    Dangerous Days

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

British Dictionary definitions for handmade


  1. made by hand, not by machine, esp with care or craftsmanship
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