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arts and crafts

the handcrafting and decoration of especially utilitarian objects.
Origin of arts and crafts
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Weve sold most of your arts-and-crafts things, announced Winona.

    Winona of the Camp Fire Margaret Widdemer
  • They are developing the embryo of what was the arts-and-crafts idea into a really fine, useful and satisfying art form.

    Greenwich Village Anna Alice Chapin
British Dictionary definitions for arts-and-crafts

Arts and Crafts

plural noun
decorative handicraft and design, esp that of the Arts and Crafts movement, in late nineteenth-century Britain, which sought to revive medieval craftsmanship
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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