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HAND'ICR`AFT, n. Manual occupation; work performed by the hand.
noun Etymology: Middle English handi-crafte, alteration of handcraft Date: 13th century
n. work that requires both manual and artistic skill. Etymology: ME, alt. of earlier HANDCRAFT after HANDIWORK
Handicraft Hand"i*craft, n. [For handcraft, influenced by handiwork; AS. handcr[ae]ft.] 1. A trade requiring skill of hand; manual occupation; handcraft. --Addison. 2. A man who earns his living by handicraft; a handicraftsman. [R.] --Dryden.
(handicrafts) 1. Handicrafts are activities such as embroidery and pottery which involve making things with your hands in a skilful way. N-COUNT: usu pl 2. Handicrafts are the objects that are produced by people doing handicrafts. She sells handicrafts to the tourists. N-COUNT: usu pl
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