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[hand-meyd] /ˈhændˈmeɪd/
made by hand, rather than by machine:
the luxury of handmade shoes.
Origin of handmade
1605-15; hand + made Unabridged
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  • There is a deli as you walk in where you can buy prepared foods, sandwiches, handmade pasta by the pound and a variety of sauces.
  • It is a handmade one-of-a-kind thing, perhaps with a crafty tinge to it.
  • handmade products crafted in small-town shops gave way to urban factories and mechanized production.
  • In addition, a piece of a whitewashed, handmade object was found.
  • Another day they focus on sports-making pinewood derby cars and racing each other down a handmade track.
  • These are still handmade prototypes, so the final version is likely to be lighter and thinner.
  • handmade paper generally folds and tears more evenly along the laid lines.
British Dictionary definitions for handmade


made by hand, not by machine, esp with care or craftsmanship
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