plural noun
crafts·​peo·​ple | \ ˈkraf(t)s-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce craftspeople (audio) \

Definition of craftspeople

: workers who practice a trade or craft

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The compact city is entirely navigable by foot, full of charming cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and shops selling the wares of local craftspeople. Nicola Fumo, Town & Country, "What to Pack for an Irish Getaway," 4 Mar. 2019 In this particular episode, Clint, his wife and business partner, Kelly, and other talented craftspeople transformed a family's small bonus room into a 3-in-1 space for sleeping, playing games, and hanging out/watching television. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Triple Bunk Beds Are The Perfect Way To Optimize Space In Small Bedrooms," 18 Jan. 2019 The pieces were made by craftspeople of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, a non-profit that trains over 5,000 people in traditional arts and rebuilds community buildings in the old city of Kabul. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Jewelry at the British Fashion Awards Was a Sneaky Tribute to Prince Charles," 11 Dec. 2018 In ancient Rome, accordingly, fire fell under the management of skilled domestic craftspeople, tool makers and food preparers. Andrew Stark, WSJ, "‘Living With the Gods’ Review: The Gang’s All Here," 16 Nov. 2018 Japan Nancy CraftEsprit Travel & ToursShe helps open doors to artists, chefs, craftspeople, musicians, Shinto priests, and Buddhist abbots. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "2018 Top Travel Specialists We Trust," 19 Oct. 2018 It was embellished with over 120,000 Swarovski crystals, and over 20 craftspeople–from embroiderers to seamstresses and pattern makers at the Elie Saab atelier in Beirut [worked on the gown]. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Wedding Is Part Royal Wedding and Part French Riviera Fairytale," 23 July 2018 But there is an army of artists and craftspeople who make a living traveling to festivals, sometimes going straight from one event to the next. Daniel Grant, WSJ, "He Sells His Paintings—From Fair to Fair," 25 Nov. 2018 The Himalayas Sanjay SaxenaNomadic ExpeditionsHe’ll handle all that byzantine paperwork to secure trekking permits, arrange flight-seeing over the Himalayas, and set up one-on-ones with scholars, philanthropists, climbers, and craftspeople. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "2018 Top Travel Specialists We Trust," 19 Oct. 2018

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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