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  • n. One who hands over or transmits; a conveyor in succession. - John Dryden

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who hands over or transmits; a conveyer in succession.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who hands or transmits; one who conveys.
  • n. One who seconds a pugilist.
  • n. in composition, something pertaining to or performed with the hand specified: as, a right- or left-hander (a blow with the right or left hand).
  • n. A handle.


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