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definition of the word handle

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Old English handlen, Anglo Saxon handian; akin to Dutch handelen to trade, German handeln. See hand



handle (plural handles)

  1. A part of an object which is held in the hand when used or moved, as the haft of a sword, the knob of a door, the bail of a kettle, etc.
  2. That of which use is made; an instrument for effecting a purpose; a tool.
  3. (gambling) The gross amount of wagering within a given period of time or for a given event at one of more establishments.
    • The daily handle of a Las Vegas casino is typically millions of dollars.
  4. (topology) A topological space homeomorphic to a ball but viewed as a product of two lower-dimensional balls.
  5. (slang) A nickname or pseudonym.
  6. (Australia, New Zealand) A 10 fl oz (285 ml) glass of beer in the Northern Territory. See also pot, middy for other regional variations.
  7. (computing) A reference to an object or structure that can be stored in a variable.
    This article describes how to find the module name from the window handle.

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