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Meaning of HANDLING

Pronunciation:  'handling

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the action of touching with the hands or the skillful use of the hands
  2. [n]  manual (or mechanical) carrying or moving or delivering or working with something
  3. [n]  the management of someone or something; "the handling of prisoners"; "the treatment of water sewage"; "the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system"

HANDLING is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: manipulation, treatment
 See Also: bioremediation, dealing, direction, fielding, loading, management, manual labor, manual labour, materials handling, short shrift, touch, touching, unloading



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Han"dling\, n. [AS. handlung.]
1. A touching, controlling, managing, using, etc., with the
   hand or hands, or as with the hands. See {Handle}, v. t.

         The heavens and your fair handling Have made you
         master of the field this day.         --Spenser.

2. (Drawing, Painting, etc.) The mode of using the pencil or
   brush, etc.; style of touch. --Fairholt.

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