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Definition of "handwork" [handwork]

  • Work done by hand rather than by machine. (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.

Use "handwork" in a sentence
  • "So you feel "Look at how wonderful the eye is, surely it proclaims God's handwork" is reasonable, but "Look at how shoddy the panda's thumb is, surely it denies God's handwork" is objectionable."
  • "It would seem to me that handwork is handwork, whether spent truing an action and lapping a barrel or carving and finishing a stock."
  • "I think the peacefulness of the handwork is just what I need right now ..."