[handz-on, -awn] /ˈhændzˈɒn, -ˈɔn/
characterized by or involved in active personal participation in an activity; individual and direct:
a workshop to give children hands-on experience with computers.
requiring manual operation, control, adjustment, or the like; not automatic or computerized:
The hands-on telephone switchboard is almost obsolete.
involving practical experience of equipment, etc: hands-on training in the use of computers
also hands on, as an adjective, by 1969.
noun the width of a human hand, measured from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger Examples The water was not more than a handspan from overflowing.
[hand-spahyk] /ˈhændˌspaɪk/ noun 1. a bar used as a lever. /ˈhændˌspaɪk/ noun 1. a bar or length of pipe used as a lever
[hand-spahyk] /ˈhændˌspaɪk/ noun 1. a bar used as a lever. /ˈhændˌspaɪk/ noun 1. a bar or length of pipe used as a lever n. also handspike, 1610s, from hand (n.) + spike (n.).
[hand-spring] /ˈhændˌsprɪŋ/ noun 1. an acrobatic feat in which one starts from a standing position and wheels the body forward or backward in a complete circle, landing first on the and then on the feet, without contact by the rest of the body. verb (used without object), handsprang, handsprung, handspringing. 2. to perform a handspring. […]