sloyd

noun \ˈslȯid\
variants: less commonly

slojd

or

sloid

\ˈslȯid\

Definition of sloyd

plural

-s

  1. :  a system of manual training developed from a Swedish system and designed for training in the use of tools and materials but emphasizing training in wood carving as a means to this end

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Origin and Etymology of sloyd

Swedish slöjd skill, skilled labor; akin to Old Norse slœgth cunning, sleight


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