work done by hand, as distinguished from work done by machine.
- hand worker, noun
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How to use handwork in a sentence
Although the construction is inherited from World Cup engineering, the wood-laminate core and complicated layup—it takes a lot of handwork to put all the pieces together—offer race-level-precision edge hold on a far more manageable level.
You see the handwork, the glue, how the people in the agency were working on it.
The Odyssey will be used, however, in schools where there is no handwork and no chance of seeing collections of suitable objects.Literature in the Elementary School | Porter Lander MacClintock
Many pleasant experiments are to be made in connecting some of the handwork of the youngest children with their literature.Literature in the Elementary School | Porter Lander MacClintock
What is there left for the representatives of handwork, these numberless millions of proletarians or of small farmers?Anarchism | Paul Eltzbacher
British Dictionary definitions for handwork
work done by hand rather than by machine
- handworked, adjective
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