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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Han·dle v. t. [imp. & p. p. Handled p. pr. & vb. n. Handling ]
 1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand.
    Handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh.   --Luke xxiv. 39.
    About his altar, handling holy things.   --Milton.
 2. To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully.
    That fellow handles his bow like a crowkeeper.   --Shak.
 3. To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands.
    The hardness of the winters forces the breeders to house and handle their colts six months every year.   --Sir W. Temple.
 4. To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell; as, a merchant handles a variety of goods, or a large stock.
 5. To deal with; to make a business of.
    They that handle the law knew me not.   --Jer. ii. 8.
 6. To treat; to use, well or ill.
    How wert thou handled being prisoner?   --Shak.
 7. To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.
    You shall see how I will handle her.   --Shak.
 8. To use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a theme, an argument, or an objection.
    We will handle what persons are apt to envy others.   --Bacon.
 To handle without gloves. See under Glove. [Colloq.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : having a usually specified type of handle; "pearl-handled
            revolver" [ant: handleless]