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workmanship

[wurk-muh n-ship] /ˈwɜrk mənˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
the art or skill of a workman or workwoman.
2.
the quality or mode of execution, as of a thing made.
3.
the product or result of labor and skill; work executed.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English werkmanschipe. See workman, -ship
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British Dictionary definitions for workman-ship

workmanship

/ˈwɜːkmənʃɪp/
noun
1.
the art or skill of a workman
2.
the art or skill with which something is made or executed
3.
the degree of art or skill exhibited in the finished product
4.
the piece of work so produced
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Word Origin and History for workman-ship

workmanship

n.

late 14c., "performance of labor," from workman (see work (v.)) + -ship. Meaning "skill as a workman" is from 1520s.

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