workmanship

noun work·man·ship \ ˈwərk-mən-ˌship \
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of workmanship

1 : something effected, made, or produced : work
2 : the art or skill of a workman; also : the quality imparted to a thing in the process of making
  • a vase of exquisite workmanship

Examples of workmanship in a Sentence

  1. The problems were caused by cheap materials and poor workmanship.

  2. The excellent workmanship of the cabinets is remarkable.

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First Known Use of workmanship

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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WORKMANSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of workmanship for English Language Learners

  • : the quality of the work that is done by someone


WORKMANSHIP Defined for Kids

workmanship

noun work·man·ship \ ˈwərk-mən-ˌship \

Definition of workmanship for Students

1 : the art or skill of a workman
2 : the quality of a piece of work
  • They take pride in their good workmanship.


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