Handbook

Hand"book`

(-bk`), n. [Hand + book; cf. AS. handbc, or G. handbuch.] 1. A book of reference, to be carried in the hand; a manual; a guidebook.
[1913 Webster]

2. A book containing reference information for a specific field; as, the Handbook of Chemistry.
[PJC]

hand"brake`

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hand"-brake`

n. a brake operated by hand, used to stop a vehicle or keep it stationary; it usually operates by a mechanical linkage.
Syn. -- handbrake, emergency, emergency brake, parking brake.
[WordNet 1.5]

 

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