materials handling


the loading, unloading, and movement of goods, as within a factory or warehouse, especially by the aid of mechanical devices.

Nearby words

  1. materiality,
  2. materialization,
  3. materialize,
  4. materially,
  5. materials,
  6. materials science,
  7. materiel,
  8. maternal,
  9. maternal dystocia,
  10. maternal placenta

Origin of materials handling

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019