[ hand-ler ]
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  1. a person or thing that handles.

  2. Boxing. a person who assists in the training of a fighter or is the fighter's second during a fight.

  1. a person who exhibits a dog in a bench show or field trial.

Origin of handler

1350–1400; Middle English. See handle, -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for handler (1 of 2)


/ (ˈhændlə) /

  1. a person, esp a police officer, in charge of a specially trained dog

  2. a person who handles some specified thing: a baggage handler

  1. a person who holds or incites a dog, gamecock, etc, esp in a race or contest

  2. the trainer or second of a boxer

British Dictionary definitions for Handler (2 of 2)


/ (ˈhændlə) /

  1. 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

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