Handicraft meaning

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Expertness with the hands; manual skill.
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Handicraft is defined as skills done with the hands or an occupation or craft done using the hands.

An example of a handicraft is embroidery.

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Work done or articles made by manual skills.
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Skill and facility with the hands.
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A craft or occupation requiring skilled use of the hands.
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An object that is crafted by skilled hands.
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An occupation or art calling for skillful use of the hands, as weaving, pottery, etc.
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A trade requiring skill of hand; manual occupation; handcraft. - Joseph Addison.
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(rare) A man who earns his living by handicraft; a handicraftsman. - John Dryden.
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Origin of handicraft

  • Middle English handecraft from Old English handcræft hand hand cræft craft

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • For handcraft, influenced by handiwork; Old English handcræft.

    From Wiktionary