Han"dle, n. [AS. handle. See Hand.] 1. That part of vessels, instruments, etc., which is held in the hand when used or moved, as the haft of a sword, the knob of a door, the bail of a kettle, etc.
2. That of which use is made; the instrument for effecting a purpose; a tool.
To give a handle, to furnish an occasion or means.
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