handicraft

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

Definition of handicraft

  1. 1a :  manual skillb :  an occupation requiring skill with the hands

  2. 2 :  the articles fashioned by those engaged in handicraft

handicrafter

play \ˈhan-di-ˌkraf-tər, -dē-\ noun

Examples of handicraft in a sentence

  1. Her favorite handicraft is sewing.

  2. volunteers demonstrating early American handicrafts, such as blacksmithing, glassblowing, and weaving

Origin and Etymology of handicraft

Middle English handi-crafte, alteration of handcraft


First Known Use: 1523


HANDICRAFT Defined for English Language Learners

handicraft

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

Definition of handicraft for English Language Learners

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

  • : an object made by skillful use of your hands


HANDICRAFT Defined for Kids

handicraft

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noun hand·i·craft \ˈhan-di-ˌkraft\

Definition of handicraft for Students

  1. 1 :  an activity or craft (as weaving or pottery making) that requires skill with the hands

  2. 2 :  an article made by skillful use of the hands



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