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handle

1. the quality, as of textiles, perceived by touching or feeling
2. Gambling the total amount of a bet on a horse race or similar event
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handle

[′han·dəl]
(computer science)
One of several small squares that appear around a selected object in an object-oriented computer-graphics program, and can be dragged with a mouse to move, enlarge, reduce, or change the shape of the object.
In particular, one of the two interior points on a Bézier curve that can be dragged to alter its shape. Also known as control handle.
(mechanical engineering)
The arm connecting the bucket with the boom in a dipper shovel or hoe.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

handle

(programming, operating system)
A simple item of data that identifies a resource. For example, a Unix file handle identifies an open file and associated data such as whether it was opened for read or write and the current read/write position. On the Macintosh, a handle is a pointer to a pointer to some dynamically-allocated memory. The extra level of indirection allows on-the-fly memory compaction or garbage collection without invalidating application program references to the allocated memory.

handle

(jargon)
An alias used intended to conceal a user's true identity in an electronic message. The term is common on Citizen's Band and other amateur radio but, in that context usually means the user's real name as FCC rules forbid concealing one's identity.

Use of grandiose handles is characteristic of crackers, weenies, spods, and other lower forms of network life; true hackers travel on their own reputations.

Compare nick.
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handle

(1) Slang for a nickname, pseudonym, alias or username. For example, a Twitter handle is how people identify themselves on Twitter. For decades, "CB handles" have been the short but unique identities truck drivers use over citizens' band radio (see CB radio).

(2) A temporary name or number assigned to a file, font or other object. For example, an operating system may assign a sequential number to each file that it opens as a way of identifying it.

(3) In computer graphics, a tiny, square block on an image that can be grabbed for reshaping.


Graphics Handles
The handles are the tiny (blue) squares that are displayed when you select an object.
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Further information on the EMKA 1095 program of handles can be found at www.emka.com/uk_en/industry-handles/bow-type-handles-in-different-sizes-38/.
Wander plays around with so many different types of beers, Kuehl said, it would be difficult to keep up with making a separate handle for each brew.
The conventional upper handle teapot has two handle feet that connect with the pot body.
There are many ways to make handles for cups, teapots, jars and other clay vessels.
Simply reposition your new handles on both sides of the door and screw them on using the holes from the original screws, tightening firmly.
Now, persons with low vision may choose among at least three types of "halogen" handles (such as traditional halogen, xenon, and "kryptolux").
Lifetime Brands offered several colorful handle choices across its many cutlery brands.
New options for the FG-4 fighter grip handle include a twist function for proportional control of a potentiometer or Hall-effect sensor.
The line, previously suited mainly to commodity resins, will be enhanced to handle engineering materials and a wider range of shot weights from 120 to 7200 g.
The Port of Beaumont was first designated by the government to handle military cargo in 1953.
The only remaining subtlety is to show that this surface and the helicoid with a handle discovered in the 1990s are one and the same.