hand·​wrought ˈhand-ˈrȯt How to pronounce handwrought (audio)
: fashioned by hand or chiefly by hand processes
handwrought silver

Examples of handwrought in a Sentence

ordered handwrought andirons for the fireplace in their restored 18th-century saltbox
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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of handwrought was in 1876

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“Handwrought.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handwrought. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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