WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
han•dler /ˈhændlɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person or thing that handles.
  2. Sporta person who trains a boxer or who trains dogs and exhibits them in dog shows.
  3. Governmenta person who manages and represents a public figure, esp. a political candidate:The candidate was surrounded by his handlers and the news media.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
han•dler  (handlər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person or thing that handles.
  2. Sport[Boxing.]a person who assists in the training of a fighter or is the fighter's second during a fight.
  3. a person who exhibits a dog in a bench show or field trial.
  • Middle English. See handle, -er1 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

handler /ˈhændlə/ n
  1. a person, esp a police officer, in charge of a specially trained dog
  2. the trainer or second of a boxer

Handler /ˈhændlə/ n
  1. Daniel. born 1970, US writer for older children, best known for the macabre humour of his A Series of Unfortunate Events, a sequence of books written in the persona of Lemony Snicket

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