Sloyd meaning

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A system of manual training developed in Sweden, based on the use of tools in woodworking.
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A system of manual training originating in Sweden, based upon the use of hand tools in woodcarving and joining.
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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.

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A knife for carving.

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Origin of sloyd

  • Swedish slöjd skill, skilled labor Old Norse slœgdh dexterity sleight

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

  • From Swedish slöjd (“handicraft, handiwork, skills")

    From Wiktionary