Handicraft Hand"i*craft (h[a^]nd"[i^]*kr[.a]ft), n. [For handcraft, influenced by handiwork; AS. handcr[ae]ft.] 1. A trade requiring skill of hand; manual occupation; handcraft. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. A man who earns his living by handicraft; a handicraftsman. [R.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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