1 activity needing skill with your hands
ADJ. skilled Sheep shearing is a highly skilled craft. | ancient, traditional | country, local, rural
VERB + CRAFT practise The men practised various traditional crafts, such as carving toys out of bone.
CRAFT + NOUN activity, work | industry | worker | centre, exhibition, fair, shop, workshop | skill
PHRASES art and craft Subjects taught include art and craft, drama, languages and maths. | arts and crafts The gallery has major exhibitions of arts and crafts.
2 all the skills needed for an activity
VERB + CRAFT learn, master, perfect It took her years to perfect her craft.
PHRASES a master of your craft a carpenter who is a real master of his craft
ADJ. small | assault, fishing, landing, patrol, pleasure, river, sailing