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handicraft

noun hand·i·craft \ˈhan-di-ˌkraft, -dē-\

: an activity that involves making something in a skillful way by using your hands

: an object made by skillful use of your hands

Full Definition of HANDICRAFT

1
a :  manual skill
b :  an occupation requiring skill with the hands
2
:  the articles fashioned by those engaged in handicraft
hand·i·craft·er \-ˌkraf-tər\ noun

Examples of HANDICRAFT

  1. Her favorite handicraft is sewing.
  2. <volunteers demonstrating early American handicrafts, such as blacksmithing, glassblowing, and weaving>

Origin of HANDICRAFT

Middle English handi-crafte, alteration of handcraft
First Known Use: 13th century

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HANDICRAFTER Defined for Kids

handicraft

noun hand·i·craft \ˈhan-di-ˌkraft\

Definition of HANDICRAFT for Kids

1
:  an activity or craft (as weaving or pottery making) that requires skill with the hands
2
:  an article made by skillful use of the hands

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