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hand·i·craft / ˈhandēˌkraft/ • n. (often handicrafts) a particular skill of making decorative objects by hand: the traditional handicrafts of this region | teachers of drawing, design, and handicraft | [as adj.] handicraft workshops. ∎  an object made using a skill of this kind: pottery and handicrafts decorate the rooms and hallways.

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handicraft manual skill XV; manual art XVI. alt. of earlier †handcraft (OE. handcræft) after next; see CRAFT.