Involving active participation; applied, as opposed to theoretical: "We're involved in hands-on operations, pulling levers, pushing buttons” ( Arthur R. Taylor). (adjective)
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Use "hands-on" in a sentence
"'This is what you called a hands-on job,' she said."
"F = Designer and artisan: professions and fields that entail hands-on designing and crafting of artistic and functional objects and employ an eye for visual design, color, style, and a keen sense of spatial acuity"
"And Harbaugh, known as a hands-on coach, didn't disappoint - at one point screaming, That was a great rep!"