• WordNet 3.6
    • n handler (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
    • n handler an agent who handles something or someone "the senator's campaign handlers"
    • n handler one who trains or exhibits animals
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Iguanas can recognize their human handlers and greet them differently, compared with strangers
    • n handler A person employed in the transfer or placing of things by hand, or in some special kind of manipulation or management: as, a freight-handler; a handler of dogs or of game-cocks; a handler of fish for propagation (used of one who selects the ripe fish from a catch).
    • n handler The first bath or pit in a tannery.
    • n handler In ceramics, a workman who attaches to the bodies of vessels the handles, which have previously been molded in plaster-of-Paris molds. They are fixed by means of slip, and in most kinds of ware adhere immediately, so that the vessel may be lifted by them even before firing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs. Barbie was invented by Ruth Handler after watching her daughter play with baby dolls imagining then in grown up roles
    • ns Handler a person skilful in any special kind of manipulation
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. handlianhand, a hand.


In literature:

Teamsters and freight-handlers find conditions hard; sailors and dock-hands are often thrown out of employment.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
Brion had an arm around him, holding him up, walking towards the rushing handlers.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
The next shot showed that the handler of the gun was quite some distance away.
"Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay" by G. Harvey Ralphson
The president of the road whose capitalization ran into hundreds of millions sent for the rough-handed freight handler.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
The next moment Fay had straightened up and motioned his handlers aside.
"The Creature from Cleveland Depths" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
He was already beginning to show his natural fitness as a handler of weapons.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
Millionaire and handler withdrew a few steps from father and daughter and dog.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
The Mexican helmsman proved that he was no mean boat-handler.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants" by H. Irving Hancock
Jose himself, efficient man handler though he was, stared at his captain in awe.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
I don't think the handlers treated me quite right that time, but maybe they didn't know the Ottawa dog was dead.
"The Boy Scout and Other Stories for Boys" by Richard Harding Davis
He was the boss freight handler.
"The Hell Ship" by Raymond Alfred Palmer
However, Steve was a skillful handler of the swift little craft.
"Under Fire For Servia" by Colonel James Fiske
Into the teeth of the latest baggage-handlers' slowdown at Kennedy.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
Freight handlers too, as well as soldiers, revealed themselves possessors of the great spirit.
"Catastrophe and Social Change" by Samuel Henry Prince
Nor shall such owner or handler move more than three feet from the post until his dog shall have completed the trial.
"Lad: A Dog" by Albert Payson Terhune
They were clever and expert handlers of metal, and made of gold, silver and iron, the finest armor in the world.
"Brownies and Bogles" by Louise Imogen Guiney
Each year the task of the baggage-handlers multiplies.
"The Modern Railroad" by Edward Hungerford
When the liquor has passed through the forward handlers, it is returned to the leaches to clear and sharpen, and then run to the green handlers.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett
But I have said enough to give you an idea of what the expert handler of a motor boat must understand.
"The Launch Boys' Cruise in the Deerfoot" by Edward S. Ellis
The umpire's whistle sounded and the handlers called their dogs in.
"The Dogs of Boytown" by Walter A. Dyer

In news:

Supposedly nothing more than a baggage handler for James and a space-filler until Pat Riley once again decided to return to coaching, Spoelstra kept the team together when it was down 2-0 to Indiana and 3-1 to Boston.
On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin gets buried in holiday murder and mayhem with David Handler's The Snow White Christmas Cookie .
0 Victoria Justice, from left, Chelsea Handler and Thomas Mann star in "Fun Size".
Some 2,000 ground handlers demonstrate at EU.
Some 2,000 airport ground handlers demonstrate at EU headquarters over work conditions.
The group included 5 working dogs and their handlers, plus 4 veterinarian technicians.
A dog handler at MCLB is adopting her partner, a German Sheppard explosive detection dog.
K9s loyal to handler, assist local law enforcement agencies.
On this week's Shelf Discovery , Kristin gets buried in holiday murder and mayhem with David Handler's The Snow White Christmas Cookie.
Ms Handler has a gift for straight talk and disgust that is wasted on her talk show, which is on E — wasted even to a degree on her books — and she knows it.
Chelsea Handler, Hoda Kotb, and Kathie Lee Gifford Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic.
Wry writer Daniel Handler is back with a new series of Lemony Snicket adventures for kids.
It's really cool, because I know a lot of professional handlers and they're really nice and very successful.
"It's been a lot of fun," said the dog 's handler, Deputy Daryl R Ortlieb.
The dogs are trained to protect their handlers and Ranger, a 2 1/2 year old Dutch shepherd who has been on the job for a year, was being accompanied by his partner, Officer Bryce Murrill.

In science:

The system is capable of handling multiple drivers, i.e., multiple scene handlers and viewers.
The Geant4 Visualisation System - a multi-driver graphics system
Since regenerating codes need DataNodes to generate encoded symbols during recovery, we add a signal handler in each DataNode to respond to the request of encoded symbols.
CORE: Augmenting Regenerating-Coding-Based Recovery for Single and Concurrent Failures in Distributed Storage Systems
Shell – iocsh together with the registry provides features previously supplied by the vxWorks shell. Interrupt level support – vxWorks made it very easy to interact with interrupt handlers. Parts of the original iocCore required interrupt level support. The new iocCore removes these requirements.
EPICS: A Retrospective on Porting iocCore to Multiple Operating Systems
This requires that the developer of these handlers to maintain the document context as it is processed.
Concrete uses of XML in software development and data analysis
First action is to register the callback (install the event handler). The run-time environment of the program stores the details of the callback.
Software Architecture Overview
Observer: This pattern allows the given agent to check periodically for the occurrence of various events. Should any such event occur before the next time quanta has elapsed, an event handler will be triggered, performing the required action.
A framework of reusable structures for mobile agent development
We next give a brief synopsis of what the three post-Handler papers7−9 have discovered about the stars.
Spectroscopic Binary Orbits from Photoelectric Radial Velocities - Paper 191: HD 17310, HD 70645 and HD 80731
A message handler for coordinating the communication between the secured mobile device and the Security Manager.
A Tiered Security System for Mobile Devices
Termination handler: it defines the activities to be performed when an executing a ctivity must be terminated before its ending.
Reasoning About a Service-oriented Programming Paradigm
Compensation handler: it defines the activities to be performed for recovering a su ccessfully finished activity.
Reasoning About a Service-oriented Programming Paradigm
The DSP sends a control word, along with any associated data, to the host’s channel handler, which performs some resulting action and replies with a reply word and associated data: each of the 8 channels has an associated handler on the host.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
There is a standard handler associated with each channel by default, but the DSP can replace this with a user defined one because an handler is just plain software that runs on the host and performs actions on behalf of the DSP (see Figure 3.9 -right-).
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
Handlers take the form of user-defined Dynamically Loaded Libraries (DLLs) that are used to extend the functionality of the host code.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
Handlers are most easily used in conjunction with 3L Diamond but it is possible to write the handler code without using Diamond, although this would be very complicated.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
The DSP can instruct the host, sending a command word, to load a handler and then communicates directly with it (e.g if a DSP program wishes to write data to a file on the host system, a specific handler can be loaded by the DSP to perform the file access).
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS