[han-dee-krafts-muhn, -krahfts-]
noun, plural handicraftsmen.
a person skilled in a handicraft; craftsman.

1545–55; handicraft + 's1 + man1

handicraftsmanship, noun

See -man.
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handicraft (ˈhændɪˌkrɑːft)
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]

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The colonial era was the day of the handicraftsman and the field hand.
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