- a person's name, especially the given name.
- a person's alias, nickname, or code name.
- a username, as on a social media website: What's your Twitter handle?
- a name or term by which something is known, described, or explained.
verb (used with object), han·dled, han·dling.
verb (used without object), han·dled, han·dling.
Origin of handle
Examples from the Web for handleless
One of the ear-marks of tea sets of early manufacture is these handleless cups.The Story of Porcelain|Sara Ware Bassett
He had begged a big lump of this, kneaded it and moulded it into handleless cups, and had baked them in the oven at the farm.A Fortunate Term|Angela Brazil
Such sets of cracked cups, and such rows of chipped and handleless jugs and dishes, had never before been seen in that kitchen.Weird Tales from Northern Seas|Jonas Lie
Carl was gulping down salty beef stew and bitter coffee served in handleless cups half an inch thick.The Trail of the Hawk|Sinclair Lewis
Soon he approached her, bringing the gold-encrusted teapot and a small, handleless cup.The Spinner's Book of Fiction|Various
British Dictionary definitions for handleless
verb (mainly tr)
Derived Formshandleable, adjectivehandled, adjectivehandleless, adjective
Word Origin for handle
Idioms and Phrases with handleless
In addition to the idioms beginning with handle
- handle to one's name
- handle with gloves
- fly off the handle
- get a fix (handle) on