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Work done by hand rather than by machine.
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work done by hand rather than by machine
ˈhandˌworked adj
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work done by hand, as distinguished from work done by machine.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English handweorc. See handiwork]
hand′ work`er, n.
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Noun1.handwork - a work produced by hand laborhandwork - a work produced by hand labor  
piece of work, work - a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; "it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works"; "the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work"; "he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey"; "the work of an active imagination"; "erosion is the work of wind or water over time"
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