• (British) IPA: /ˈhæn.dlə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈhæn.dlɚ/

handler (plural handlers)

  1. (literally) One who handles something (especially manually) or someone.
    ''The handler of a weapon gets a symbolic sensation of deadly power.
  2. (in combination) A controller, trainer, someone who handles a specified thing, animal or person (especially a prizefighter).
    ''The spy's handler told him to approach the subject by posing as a dog handler.
  3. (derogatory) An advisor or manager to a person occupying a position or office to which the speaker believes the holder does not possess the typical qualifications and/or experience.
  4. (computing) A subroutine that handles a particular situation such as an event or exception.
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