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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

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.

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.

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.
References in classic literature ?
No sooner had Sancho caught sight of them than, bellowing like a bull, he exclaimed, "I might let myself be handled by all the world; but allow duennas to touch me- not a bit of it
It meant more strange men who handled baggage, as it meant in New York, where, from railroad baggage-room to express wagon he was exchanged, for ever a crated prisoner and dispatched to one, Harris Collins, on Long Island.
We Have It Handled Corp(TM), the manufacturer of Add-a-Handle(TM), is making the 100% U.
Materials Flow--The average amount of materials reported handled annually by firms engaged in both deconstruction and retail reuse sales was about 1.
Astute processors will often tilt the mold when processing handled containers.
In early March, military cargo handled by the port for the war effort topped the one million ton mark.
Society has certain expectations on how animals are to be handled.
Even at large facilities operated by multi-national companies, less common scrap grades still need to be sorted and handled.
The life expectancy for removable media can depend on many different factors including the quality of manufacturing, the care with which it has been handled, the conditions under which it has been stored, and how much it has been used.
Also necessary is the documentation of how the hardware that contains this private information is handled.
The largest area of non-value-added activity in most foundries is the cleaning and finishing area, where castings (found in bucket after bucket), are handled far too many times as they are ground, shotblasted and prepared for shipment.
The Thunder Bay airport handled 580,000 passengers last year - ranking the facility as the 16th-busiest in Canada.