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Definition of "handicraft" []

  • Skill and facility with the hands. (noun)
  • A craft or occupation requiring skilled use of the hands. (noun)
  • An object that is crafted by skilled hands. (noun)
  • Skill or dexterity in working with the hands (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A particular skill or art performed with the hands, such as weaving, pottery, etc (noun)
  • The work produced by such a skill or art (noun)

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Use "handicraft" in a sentence
  • "As she explains, an authentic Mexican handicraft is created by "an artist whose family may have done the same work for generations and who has lovingly formed, molded and put his soul into his work.""
  • "The principal handicraft is the production of stoneware crockery."
  • "There was a movement, begun in the early Shwa years, to invest dignity in Japanese handicraft or folk art, the mingei movement, advocated by Yanagi Setsu (1889–1961)."