Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The skill of a craftsperson or artisan.
  • n. The quality of something made, as by an artisan: a silver tray of excellent workmanship.
  • n. Something made or produced by a workman.
  • n. The product of effort or endeavor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The skill of an artisan or craftsman
  • n. The quality of something made by an artisan or craftsman

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art or skill of a workman; the execution or manner of making anything.
  • n. That which is effected, made, or produced; manufacture, something made by manual labor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art or skill of a workman: as, his workmanship was of a high order.
  • n. The execution or finish shown in anything made; the quality of anything with reference to the excellence or the reverse in its construction or execution.
  • n. The product or result of the labor and skill of a workman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. skill in an occupation or trade

Etymologies

workman +‎ -ship (Wiktionary)

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  • "As Puppets are to Men, and Babies to Children, so is Man’s Workmanship to God’s: We are the Picture, he the Reality.
    God’s Works declare his Power, Wisdom and Goodness; but Man’s Works, for the most part, his Pride, Folly and Excess. The one is for use, the other, chiefly, for Ostentation and Lust."
    - William Penn, 'Fruits of Solitude'.

    September 8, 2009