• IPA: /ˈhændl̩ɪŋ/, /ˈhændlɪŋ/


  1. A touching, controlling, managing, using, take care of, etc., with the hand or hands, or as with the hands.
    • The heavens and your fair handling / Have made you master of the field this day.
    • 1864, Oregon. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives
      […] at San Francisco it is warehoused and reshipped to Liverpool, or other foreign market; and in exchange for this wheat, comes back the merchandise which has to pass through all these shipments, reshipments, warehousings, handlings, &c.
  2. (arts) The mode of using the pencil or brush; style of touch.
  3. A criminal offence, the trade in stolen goods.
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  1. present participle of handle#English|handle

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