sloyd

Meaning

Noun

  • Skilled mechanical work; trade work; hence, a system (usually called the sloyd system) of manual training in the practical use of the tools and materials used in the trades, and of instruction in the making and use of the plans and specifications connected with trade work.
  • A knife for carving.

Origin

  • Borrowed from Swedish sl√∂jd ("handicraft, handiwork, skills").

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