craftsman
noun Date: 13th century 1. a worker who practices a trade or handicraft 2. one who creates or performs with skill or dexterity especially in the manual arts <
jewelry made by European craftsmen
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craftsmanlike adjectivecraftsmanly adjectivecraftsmanship noun

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