- a person or thing that handles.
- Boxing. a person who assists in the training of a fighter or is the fighter's second during a fight.
- a person who exhibits a dog in a bench show or field trial.
Origin of handler
Related Words for handleradministrator, official, supervisor, producer, executive, boss, director, officer, superintendent, organizer, controller, shopkeeper, trafficker, vendor, trader, broker, seller, operator, shipper, dealer
Examples from the Web for handler
Contemporary Examples of handler
Too silly and too scripted, those segments paled in comparison to the ones that Handler helmed solo.
Handler, you see, might have been the first late-night host who got it.
This is to say that Handler is, at the very least, a polarizing personality.
Does anyone really hate Seth Meyers, the way so many do Handler?
“It crossed my mind, when I bring someone to a meeting I destroy his life,” his handler, Ben Yitzhak, says bluntly in the film.When the Son of Hamas Spied for Israel
August 5, 2014
Historical Examples of handler
He was already beginning to show his natural fitness as a handler of weapons.The Story of the Outlaw
"There's a certain advantage to this," he said as he moved the handler delicately.Pandemic
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Count Redstone's handler, a bronzed, gray-haired veteran, said "Ready!"
Comet found birds and Swygert, his handler, flushed them and shot.
When with the gambler, or the roue, he was equally at home—a debauchee, or a handler of cards.Ellen Walton
- a person, esp a police officer, in charge of a specially trained dog
- a person who handles some specified thinga baggage handler
- a person who holds or incites a dog, gamecock, etc, esp in a race or contest
- the trainer or second of a boxer
- Daniel . born 1970, US writer for older children, best known for the macabre humour of his A Series of Unfortunate Events, a sequence of books written in the persona of Lemony Snicket
Word Origin and History for handler
late 14c., "one who handles" anything, agent noun from handle (v.). Specific sense of "one engaged in trade" is from 1690s; that of "prizefighter's assistant" (1916) was earlier used in reference to dogfights and cockfights (1825).