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handcraft (plural handcrafts)
- (obsolete) The class of subjects for study that rely upon experimentation and observation.
- 1895, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, Proceedings of the Annual Convention - Issues 8-12, page 78:
- These are, in redecraft, the English language and literature, mathematics, psychology; in handcraft, the physical sciences, physics, chemistry, biology; with regular and ample laboratory work in each.
- 1897, Daniel Coit Gilman, A Study in Black and White, page 8:
- Accordingly, that institution or school is best which enforces habits of order, attention, obedience, discrimination, memory ; which then secures skill in handcraft and redecraft, and likewise shows how these habits and this skill may be applied in useful avocations.
handicraft — see handicraft
- To engage in handcraft or handicraft.