Know-how is the knowledge and skill needed to complete a task. Mechanics have a lot of know-how when it comes to cars.

This folksy word pretty much defines itself: when you have know-how, you know how to do something. People pick up know-how in many ways. In school, you can gain know-how, especially in classes that are very practical. The best way to get know-how is through experience. For example, teachers may learn about teaching in school, but they won't have a lot of know-how till they've spent a few years in front of a class of students.

Definitions of know-how

n the (technical) knowledge and skill required to do something

Apollo program
a program of space flights undertaken by US to land a man on the Moon
Gemini program
a program of space flights undertaken by US in 1965 and 1966
Mercury program
a program of rocket-powered flights undertaken by US between 1961 and 1963 with the goal of putting a man in orbit around the earth
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bag of tricks
a supply of ways of accomplishing something
sapience, wisdom
ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight
a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
astuteness, deepness, depth, profoundness, profundity
the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
discernment, judgement, judgment, sagaciousness, sagacity
the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
pedagogics, pedagogy, teaching method
the principles and methods of instruction
method of choice
the best method to achieve a desired result
the system of methods followed in a particular discipline
a method or system for improving the memory
a method for solving a problem
system, system of rules
a complex of methods or rules governing behavior
a practical method or art applied to some particular task
a trademarked method of making color motion pictures
statistical method, statistical procedure
a method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statistic
a clever method of doing something (especially something new and different)
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ability, power
possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done

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