[ wurk-muhn-ship ]
See synonyms for workmanship on
  1. the art or skill of a workman or workwoman.

  2. the quality or mode of execution, as of a thing made.

  1. the product or result of labor and skill; work executed.

Origin of workmanship

First recorded in 1325–75, workmanship is from the Middle English word werkmanschipe.See workman, -ship

Words Nearby workmanship Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use workmanship in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for workmanship


/ (ˈwɜːkmənʃɪp) /

  1. the art or skill of a workman

  2. the art or skill with which something is made or executed

  1. the degree of art or skill exhibited in the finished product

  2. the piece of work so produced

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