What does handler mean?

Definitions for handler
ˈhænd lərhan·dler

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word handler.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. animal trainer, handlernoun

    one who trains or exhibits animals

  2. handlernoun

    an agent who handles something or someone

    "the senator's campaign handlers"

  3. coach, manager, handlernoun

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


  1. handlernoun

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


  1. handlernoun

    One who handles something (especially manually) or someone.

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

  2. handlernoun

    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. handlernoun

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

  4. Etymology: handle + -er

Editors Contribution

  1. handler

    A person with the job, role and responsibility to handle.

    At airports there are luggage handler, aircraft handler.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Handler is ranked #12510 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Handler surname appeared 2,478 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Handler.

    95.3% or 2,362 total occurrences were White.
    2.1% or 52 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 33 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 22 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 9 total occurrences were Black.

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  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

Examples of handler in a Sentence

  1. Robert Kennedy:

    Today’s demonstration of a bag handler notifying TSA, notifying Cleveland Police Department is evidence of how that works.

  2. Amy Palmer:

    If you're a brand, company, start-up or a celebrity and you're not embracing or adapting to digital content, you are already too late, it’s all about being relevant. And to celebrities, this is what drives them; being in the spotlight, the press, and generating buzz. That's why you see celebrities like Katie Couric, Martha Stewart and Chelsea Handler going digital. We now live on our phones, iPads and devices.

  3. Laura Mackenzie:

    Its important to prepare the dogs for any activity the handler may like to attend, the theater gives us the opportunity to expose the dogs to different stimuli such as lights, loud noises and movement of varying degrees. The dogs must remain relaxed in tight quarters for an extended period of time.

  4. Chelsea Handler:

    I'm good at sticking my neck out for Chelsea Handler, so now it's fun to do it for other people.

  5. Ivanka Trump:

    I believe my father, I know my father. Soon after, Handler took to Twitter to share an image from a 1996 photo shoot for Vanity Fair that shows her sitting on her father’s lap, caressing his face and staring at him at his Mar-a-Lago estate. Ivanka Trump at the 2018 Winter Olympics. ( Reuters).

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