- skill of a workman
- the quality of the work done or thing made; craftsmanship: furniture of fine workmanship
- something produced by this skill
Workmanship is the degree of skill with which something is done.
A custom home where every detail is perfect is an example of excellent workmanship.
- The skill of a craftsperson or artisan: high standards of workmanship.
- The quality of something made, as by an artisan: a silver tray of excellent workmanship.
- Something made or produced by a workman.
(countable and uncountable, plural workmanships)
workman +"Ž -ship
- I should be delighted to own so beautiful a piece of workmanship, but I know I am not worthy.
- Of Fareham, on Portsmouth harbour, are the interesting ruins of Porchester Castle, an extensive walled enclosure retaining its Norman keep, and exhibiting in its outer walls considerable evidence of Roman workmanship; Professor Haverfield, however, denies that it occupies the site of the Roman Portus Magnus.
- The original part of the magnificent mosaic pavement probably dates from the middle of the 12th century, if we may judge from the pavement at Murano, exactly similar in style, material and workmanship, which bears the date 1140.
- The accuracy of the workmanship in the IVth Dynasty is astonishing.
- Millions of commercial articles in metal-work, wood and ivory flood the European markets, and may be bought in any street in Europe at a small price, but they offer a variety of design and an excellence of workmanship which place them almost beyond Western competition.