Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man skilled in some special manual work; one who gets his living by a manual trade; an artisan; a mechanic.
- n. A practitioner of a handicraft, usually male.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A man skilled or employed in handcraft.
- From handicraft's man. (Wiktionary)
“But it is evidently not enough to say that the labour-saving machine has merely substituted the stored and concentrated effort of the inventor for that labour of the handicraftsman which is saved.”
“Ad Reinhardt publicly referred to Barnett Newman as "the avant-garde-huckster-handicraftsman and educational shopkeeper" and castigated his "transcendental nonsense.”
“Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images A stove handicraftsman worked in his workshop near the town of Belovo, Bulgaria.”
“Then the handicraftsman worked in his own home, surrounded by his family, upon a task all the processes of which he had mastered, giving him thus a sense of interest and pride in the work being well and thoroughly done.”
“There was an aged handicraftsman, it is true, who had been a citizen of London at the period of Sir”
“But to men who work with their hands there must always be something specially inspiring in the life and example of one who was a handicraftsman and so much beside.”
“Though descended from the royal family which had long been in possession of the throne of Judaea, he is content with his condition, that of a mechanic or handicraftsman,  and makes it his business, by laboring in it, to maintain himself, his spouse, and the divine Child.”
“Almost every life of holy monks which he wrote, he closes by imploring their intercession, and mentions that as far as Rome, handicraftsman hang up in their shops the picture of St. Simeon”
“The handicraftsman or the merchant, who had gained a small fortune, was no longer satisfied with the modest prospects which he could offer to his talented son in an ordinary workshop, or in his narrow store-rooms.”
“He is not wanted in the industrial world as a trained handicraftsman, because he would be brought into competition with his white brother.”
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