from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A subject of study aimed at developing the manual and technical skills required to work with tools and machinery.
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- n. The practical arts, such as engineering, metalworking or carpentry.
- n. the teaching of the knowledge and skills needed to work with tools and machinery
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- n. a course in the methods of using tools and machinery as taught in secondary schools and technical schools
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The fine as well as the industrial arts found among this remarkable people, distinguished by Erasmus as possessed of the patientia laboris, an eager and passionate culture.
& T as an industrial arts teacher, the superintendent saw that as an opportunity to provide a service to the schools.