handworker

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hand +‎ worker

Noun[edit]

handworker (plural handworkers)

  1. One who carries out handwork, working by hand rather than using a machine.
    • 1915, The Boot and Shoe Industry in Massachusetts as a Vocation for Women
      Among the handworkers in the shoe factories, the least skilled are those found in the sole-leather department, if there is one. Their work, described in Chapter III, requires little judgment and less dexterity []