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"handler" in British English

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handlernoun [C]

uk   /ˈhænd.lər/  us   /-lɚ/

handler noun [C] (TRAINER)

a ​person who ​trains and is in ​charge of ​animals, ​especiallydogs: policedog handlers

handler noun [C] (ADVISER)

US someone who ​advises someone ​important: The president's handlers are ​telling him to ​pull out of the ​talks.

handler noun [C] (CARRY)

someone who ​carries or ​moves things as ​part of ​theirjob: airportbaggage handlers
(Definition of handler from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"handler" in American English

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handlernoun [C]

 us   /ˈhænd·lər, ˈhæn·dəl·ər/
a ​person who ​trains and ​takescare of ​animals, esp. as a ​job: a ​dog handler
(Definition of handler from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"handler" in Business English

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handlernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhændlər/
TRANSPORT a ​company that ​movesgoods from one ​place to another: a cargo/freight handler They are China's largest ​domesticcargo handler.
PRODUCTION someone who ​touchesproducts with their ​hands while doing their ​job: The ​institute would like to see food handlers get more ​training in ​foodsafety.
MANAGEMENT a ​person who ​advises or ​manages someone in their ​work, especially someone important or famous: Williams, however, is convinced Gosling and his handlers have made the wrong ​careermove.
(Definition of handler from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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