handicraft-ship

handicraft

[han-dee-kraft, -krahft]
noun
1.
manual skill.
2.
an art, craft, or trade in which the skilled use of one's hands is required.
3.
the articles made by handicraft: a shop offering the handicraft of various South American nations.
Also, handcraft.


Origin:
1225–75; Middle English hendi craft dexterous skill. See handy, craft

handicraftship, noun
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handicraft (ˈhændɪˌkrɑːft)
 
n
1.  skill or dexterity in working with the hands
2.  a particular skill or art performed with the hands, such as weaving, pottery, etc
3.  Also called: handcraft the work produced by such a skill or art: local handicraft is on sale
 
[C15: changed from handcraft through the influence of handiwork, which was analysed as if handy + work]
 
'handicraftsman
 
n

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handicraft
O.E. handcræft "skill of the hand," later hændecraft (c.1200).
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