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arts and crafts

noun, often capitalized A&C

: objects that are meant to be both useful and beautiful : the activity of making such objects

Full Definition of ARTS AND CRAFTS

:  a movement in European and American design during the late 19th and early 20th centuries promoting handcraftsmanship over industrial mass production

Examples of ARTS AND CRAFTS

  1. a shop that sells local arts and crafts, such as pottery and baskets
  2. demonstrations of various arts and crafts

First Known Use of ARTS AND CRAFTS

1888

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