industrial arts


(used with a plural verb) the methods of using tools and machinery, as taught in secondary and technical schools.
(used with a singular verb) a subject or course of study that teaches such methods and skills.

Nearby words

  1. indusium,
  2. indusium griseum,
  3. industrial,
  4. industrial action,
  5. industrial archaeology,
  6. industrial democracy,
  7. industrial design,
  8. industrial development certificate,
  9. industrial diamond,
  10. industrial disease

Origin of industrial arts

First recorded in 1840–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019