WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ˈknow-ˌhow,  n. [uncountable]
  1. knowledge of how to do something;
    expertise:financial know-how; electronics know-how.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
know-how  (nōhou′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. knowledge of how to do something;
    faculty or skill for a particular activity;
    expertise:Designing a computer requires a lot of know-how.
  • noun, nominal use of verb, verbal phrase know how 1830–40, American.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

know-how n informal
  1. ingenuity, aptitude, or skill; knack
  2. commercial and saleable knowledge of how to do a particular thing; experience

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