AskDefine | Define handler

Dictionary Definition



1 one who trains or exhibits animals [syn: animal trainer]
2 an agent who handles something or someone; "the senator's campaign handlers"
3 (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team [syn: coach, manager]

User Contributed Dictionary



handle + -er


  1. One who handles.
  2. In the context of "in combination": controller, trainer, someone who handles a specified thing, animal or person (especially a prizefighter), which can be specified in a combination
    ''The spy's handler told him to approach the subject by posing as a dog handler.

See also


one who handles
  • Dutch: behandelaar
one who handles a specified thing
  • Dutch: behandelaar, verantwoordelijke


Extensive Definition

Handler may refer to:
a person who handles something:
in computing, software code that reacts to an event or specializes in a type of data:
a device or machine that performs a specific task:
in culture:

Persons named Handler

Handler is the surname of:
Handler may also refer to:

See also

handler in German: Handler

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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