handwork

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English hondwerk, from Old English handweorc (work done by hand; handiwork), from Proto-Germanic *handuwerką; equivalent to hand +‎ work. Cognate with Dutch handwerk, German Handwerk, Swedish hantverk.

Noun[edit]

handwork (countable and uncountable, plural handworks)

  1. Work done by the hands, as opposed to by machine.

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Verb[edit]

handwork (third-person singular simple present handworks, present participle handworking, simple past and past participle handworked)

  1. (transitive) To work (materials) by hand, without the use of a machine.