how-to definition by Webster's New World
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Informal giving elementary instruction in some handicraft, hobby, etc.: a how-to book
how-to definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Offering practical advice and detailed instruction in an activity.noun pl. how-tos
Something, such as a book or learning situation, that provides practical advice and detailed instruction in an activity: She read a how-to on plumbing. The weekend was a real how-to for would-be campers.