from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Skill and facility with the hands.
- n. A craft or occupation requiring skilled use of the hands.
- n. An object that is crafted by skilled hands.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A trade requiring skill of hand; manual occupation; handcraft. - Joseph Addison
- n. A man who earns his living by handicraft; a handicraftsman. - John Dryden
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A trade requiring skill of hand; manual occupation; handcraft.
- n. A man who earns his living by handicraft; a handicraftsman.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Manual labor; hand-work in general.
- n. Specifically Skilled labor with the hands; manual skill or expertness.
- n. A manual employment or calling; a mechanical trade.
- n. A handicraftsman.
- Belonging to a manual trade or mechanical art.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a craft that requires skillful hands
- n. a work produced by hand labor
Middle English handecraft, from Old English handcræft : hand, hand + cræft, craft.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
For handcraft, influenced by handiwork; Old English handcræft (Wiktionary)