What does the word handicraft mean?

Usage examples for handicraft

  1. It is, then, an insincere and showy handicraft. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  2. Invention of arts, with engines and handicraft instruments for their improvement, requires a chronology as far back as the eldest son of Adam, and has to this day afforded some new discovery in every age. – An Essay Upon Projects by Daniel Defoe
  3. As among us in former times, the swordsmith's is the only handicraft which in old times was held in high esteem in Japan, and immense sums were often paid for sword- blades forged by famous masters of the art. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold