: the act of touching, feeling, holding, or moving something

: the way that someone deals with a person, event, situation, etc.

: the act or process of packing and shipping something to someone (such as a customer)

Full Definition of HANDLING

a :  the action of one that handles something
b :  a process by which something is handled in a commercial transaction; especially :  the packaging and shipping of an object or material (as to a consumer)
:  the manner in which something is treated (as in a musical, literary, or art work)

Examples of HANDLING

  1. These items require careful handling.
  2. There are additional charges for shipping and handling.
  3. The car's handling was smooth.

First Known Use of HANDLING

before 12th century


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