What does handler mean?

Definitions for handlerˈhænd lər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word handler.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. animal trainer, handler(noun)

    one who trains or exhibits animals

  2. handler(noun)

    an agent who handles something or someone

    "the senator's campaign handlers"

  3. coach, manager, handler(noun)

    (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team


  1. handler(n.)

    someone in charge of training an athlete (especially a boxer) or a team. The term is used sometimes sarcastically of political consultants:


  1. handler(Noun)

    One who handles something (especially manually) or someone.

    The handler of a weapon gets a symbolic sensation of deadly power.

  2. handler(Noun)

    A controller, trainer, someone who handles a specified thing, animal or person (especially a prizefighter), which can be specified in a combination

    The spy's handler told him to approach the subject by posing as a dog handler.

  3. handler(Noun)

    A subroutine that handles a particular situation such as an event or exception.

  4. Origin: handle + -er


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of handler in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of handler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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