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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The part of an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it.

Usage examples (33)
  • Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grip them by the blade or by the handle.
  • He grabbed the hammer by the handle
  • Don't handle the merchandise
  • Turning the handle is a bit boring but it takes the slog out of simple stuff like this. for more
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