Meaning of handling

han•dling

Pronunciation: (hand'ling), [key]
— n.
  1. a touching, grasping, or using with the hands.
  2. the manner of treating or dealing with something; management; treatment.
  3. the manual or mechanical method or process by which something is moved, carried, transported, etc.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the process of moving, transporting, delivering, working with, etc.: The factory added a 10 percent handling charge for delivery.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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