noun \ˈhan(d)-lər, ˈhan-dəl-ər\

: a person who trains or controls an animal

: a person who carries or handles something

: a person who guides, helps, or manages a political or public figure

Full Definition of HANDLER

:  one that handles something
a :  a person in immediate physical charge of an animal; especially :  a person who exhibits dogs at shows or field trials
b :  a person who trains or acts as second for a boxer
c :  a manager of a political or public figure or campaign

Examples of HANDLER

  1. a dog handler and breeder
  2. a politician and his handlers

First Known Use of HANDLER

14th century


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