handler

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noun han·dler \ ˈhan(d)-lər , ˈhan-dᵊl-ər \

Definition of handler

1 :one that handles something
2 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 in a Sentence

  1. a dog handler and breeder

  2. a politician and his handlers

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First Known Use of handler

14th century


HANDLER Defined for English Language Learners

handler

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Definition of handler for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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