craftsmanship

Craftsmanship is what skilled artists and builders demonstrate when they create something.

A well-built log house or a gorgeous hand-knit blanket both require craftsmanship to create. Craftsmanship comes from craftsman, whose root is the Old English cræft, which originally meant "physical strength" and later evolved to mean "trade or handicraft."

Definitions of craftsmanship
  1. noun
    skill in an occupation or trade
    synonyms: craft, workmanship
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    housecraft
    skill in domestic management
    priestcraft
    the skills involved in the work of a priest
    stagecraft
    skill in writing or staging plays
    tradecraft
    skill acquired through experience in a trade; often used to discuss skill in espionage
    watercraft
    skill in the management of boats
    woodcraft
    skill in carving or fashioning objects from wood
    coup de theatre
    a sensational bit of stagecraft
    type of:
    accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainment, skill
    an ability that has been acquired by training
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