manual skill meaning, manual skill definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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manual

  

      adj  
1    of or relating to a hand or hands  
2    operated or done by hand  
manual controls     
3    physical, as opposed to mental or mechanical  
manual labour     
4    by human labour rather than automatic or computer-aided means  
5    of, relating to, or resembling a manual  
      n  
6    a book, esp. of instructions or information  
a car manual     
7      (Music)   one of the keyboards played by hand on an organ  
8      (Military)   the prescribed drill with small arms  
     (C15: via Old French from Latin manualis, from manus hand)  
  manually      adv  


sign manual  
      n     (Law)   a person's signature in his own hand, esp. that of a sovereign on an official document  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
1) a boat or ship or such vessels collectively 2) skill in handling boats or in water sports
exp.
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
adj.
with advanced skills in the use of computers
n.
a person, generally a man, dedicated to improving his skills in attracting and seducing the other sex
Other spelling : Pickup artist The use of "pick up" in this context comes from American slang and means becoming acquainted with, esp. with a view to having sexual relations

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