Definition of know-how in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnəʊhaʊ/


[mass noun]
Practical knowledge or skill; expertise: technical know-how
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  • They are a talented team with a varied brand of footballing skill and know-how.
  • These guys are doing the best they can, but they don't have the same expertise and know-how.
  • Without the skill and know-how of the wine-growers and wine-makers there would be no great wines.
knowledge, expertise, skill, skilfulness, expertness, proficiency, understanding, mastery, art, accomplishment, technique;
ability, capability, competence, capacity, adeptness, dexterity, deftness, aptitude, adroitness, ingenuity, faculty, knack, talent, gift, flair, bent;
French savoir faire
North American informal savvy

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