Definition of hands_on
1. hands [ n ] (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child
Examples: "my fate is in your hands" "too much power in the president's hands" "the mother was awarded custody of the children"
(Mr. America, 4:6...)
And they could n't have entrusted Henri to better hands because `` le_professeur '' knows his muscles from the sterno-cleido_mastoideus of the neck right down to the tibialis_anticus of the leg - and better still , he knows just what exercises work best for them and what Weider principles to combine them with for fast , fast muscle growth .
(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
This seems somewhat shortsighted since if the absolute educational qualifications for membership which the organizations profess are ever enforced , the educator will have the molding of the entire profession in his hands .
(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
Of the two , Porter is justly the better_known , for he went far beyond the vital finding of fiction for films to take the first_step toward fashioning a language of film , toward making the motion_picture the intricate , efficient time_machine that it has remained since , even in the most inept hands .
(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)
Service running through Barnumville and to Bennington_County towns east of the mountains was in the hands of the `` Gleason_Telephone_Company '' in 1925 , but major supervision of telephone_lines in Manchester was with the New_England_Telephone_and_Telegraph_Company , which eventually gained all control .
(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
Others carried extra clips for the Browning_Automatic_Rifle , which was in the hands of a little Mexican named Martinez .Synonyms hands custody Related Terms guardianship
2. hands [ n ] the force of workers availableUsed in print:
(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)
`` It 's the second time War_Ax hands made a play for that money .Synonyms men manpower hands work_force workforce Related Terms force complement shift gang
3. Hands [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 21542Synonyms Hands
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