cottage industrynoun [ C ]uk /ˌkɒt.ɪdʒ ˈɪn.də.stri/ us /ˌkɑː.t̬ɪdʒ ˈɪn.də.stri/
Examples from literature
- Ours was essentially the cottage industry, and our artisans still work in their own huts, more or less out of touch with the commercial world.
- Out in the country again, going westwards, the cottage industry of weaving is apparent in nearly every cottage one sees.
- The cottage industry, so vital for India's existence, has been ruined by incredibly heartless and inhuman processes as described by English witnesses.
- Wherever the railroad has penetrated a country it has withered the ancient cottage industries of our land.