What does handler mean?

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ˈhænd lərhan·dler

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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.

    Etymology: handle + -er

  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.

    Etymology: handle + -er

  3. handlernoun

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

    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  

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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. Chelsea Handler:

    I think it’s a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he’s affirmatively stated that there’s no truth to it. I don’t think that’s a question you would ask many other daughters, 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).

  2. Robert Kennedy:

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

  3. Chelsea Handler:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Jrue Holiday:

    Pick my spots to be aggressive, and I think sometimes it’s gotten me in trouble, i think I’ve got to be aggressive from the beginning of the game. Sometimes it gets just a bit difficult, or it’s just a bit different, again, because we have another ball handler and somebody that’s great in transition and makes plays for others.

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