Sloyd
Sloyd Sloyd, n. [Written also {slojd}, and {sloid}.] [Sw. sl["o]jd skill, dexterity, esp. skilled labor, hence, manufacture, wood carving.] Lit., skilled mechanical work, such as that required in wood carving; trade work; hence, a system (usually called the sloyd system) of manual training in the practical use of the tools and materials used in the trades, and of instruction in the making and use of the plans and specifications connected with trade work. The sloyd system derives its name from the fact that it was adopted or largely developed from a similar Swedish system, in which wood carving was a chief feature. Its purpose is not only to afford practical skill in some trade, but also to develop the pupils mentally and physically. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • sloyd — [sloid] n. [Swed slöjd, skill < or akin to ON slœgth, cunning: see SLEIGHT] a system of manual training originating in Sweden, based upon the use of hand tools in woodcarving and joining …   English World dictionary

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  • sloid — Sloyd Sloyd, n. [Written also {slojd}, and {sloid}.] [Sw. sl[ o]jd skill, dexterity, esp. skilled labor, hence, manufacture, wood carving.] Lit., skilled mechanical work, such as that required in wood carving; trade work; hence, a system (usually …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slojd — Sloyd Sloyd, n. [Written also {slojd}, and {sloid}.] [Sw. sl[ o]jd skill, dexterity, esp. skilled labor, hence, manufacture, wood carving.] Lit., skilled mechanical work, such as that required in wood carving; trade work; hence, a system (usually …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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