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handicraftsman Line breaks: han¦di|crafts|man
Pronunciation: /ˈhandɪkrɑːf(t)smən/

Definition of handicraftsman in English:

noun (plural handicraftsmen)

A worker skilled in making objects by hand: the apparatus and tools used by the handicraftsmen
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  • In the twelfth century the actual handicraftsmen found themselves at last face to face with the development of the earlier associations of freemen which were the survivals from the tribal society of Europe.
  • The old labor competition would cease; there would be no more handicraftsmen or home-workers to force into the proletariat.
  • Every attempt of the Roman handicraftsmen to better themselves was a breach of the peace; disobedience was rebellion; resistance was treason; running away was desertion.

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