handler

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

handle +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhæn.dlə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhæn.dlɚ/
  • Hyphenation: hand‧ler

Noun[edit]

handler (plural handlers)

  1. (literally) One who handles something (especially manually) or someone.
    The handler of a weapon gets a symbolic sensation of deadly power.
  2. (in combination) A controller, trainer, someone who handles a specified thing, animal or person (especially a prizefighter).
    The spy's handler told him to approach the subject by posing as a dog handler.
    • 2017 July 7, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, “The ambitious War For The Planet Of The Apes ends up surrendering to formula”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      They are also very sympathetic, especially Caesar’s orangutan advisor, Maurice (Karin Konoval), who takes a shine to a human moppet (Amiah Miller) he finds hiding in the back of a shack, and the poignant Bad Ape (a scene-stealing Steve Zahn), a mangy chimp who was beaten so often in his zoo-animal days that he came to believe what his handlers were shouting was supposed to be his name.
  3. (computing) A subroutine that handles a particular situation such as an event or exception.

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  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

handler c (singular definite handleren, plural indefinite handlere)

  1. A (financial) trader

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

handler c

  1. plural indefinite of handel

Verb[edit]

handler

  1. present tense of handle

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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handler m

  1. indefinite plural of handel

Verb[edit]

handler

  1. present tense of handle