a system of manual training originating in Sweden, based upon the use of hand tools in woodcarving and joining
Origin of sloydSwedish slöjd, skill ; from or akin to Old Norse slœgth, cunning: see sleight
A system of manual training developed in Sweden, based on the use of tools in woodworking.
Origin of sloydSwedish sl&odie;jd, skill, skilled labor; akin to Old Norse slœgdh, dexterity; see sleight.
- skilled mechanical work; trade work; hence, a system (usually called the sloyd system) of manual training in the practical use of the tools and materials used in the trades, and of instruction in the making and use of the plans and specifications connected with trade work.
- a knife for carving
From Swedish slÃ¶jd (“handicraft, handiwork, skills")