handler

Definitions

  • 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
    • ***
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.
    • ***
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
    • ***

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. handlianhand, a hand.

Usage

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
***

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
***