from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that handles or directs something or someone: handlers of food in a restaurant; the candidate's campaign handlers.
- n. One who trains or exhibits an animal, such as a dog.
- n. One who acts as the trainer or second of a boxer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who handles something (especially manually) or someone.
- n. A controller, trainer, someone who handles a specified thing, animal or person (especially a prizefighter), which can be specified in a combination
- n. A subroutine that handles a particular situation such as an event or exception.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. one who trains or exhibits animals.
- n. someone in charge of training an athlete (especially a boxer) or a team.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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. The first bath or pit in a tannery.
- n. In ceramics, a workman who attaches to the bodies of vessels the handles, which have previously been molded in plaster-of-Paris molds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
- n. one who trains or exhibits animals
- n. an agent who handles something or someone
handle + -er (Wiktionary)