Origin of sloydSwedish slöjd, skill from or akin to Old Norse slœgth, cunning: see sleight
Origin of sloydSwedish slöjd skill, skilled labor 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")