Handy

Hand"y

(hnd"), a. [Compar. Handier (-*r); superl. Handiest.] [OE. hendi, AS. hendig (in comp.), fr. hand hand; akin to D. handig, Goth. handugs clever, wise.] 1. Performed by the hand. [Obs.]
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To draw up and come to handy strokes.
Milton.
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2. Skillful in using the hand; dexterous; ready; adroit. "Each is handy in his way." Dryden.
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3. Ready to the hand; near; also, suited to the use of the hand; convenient; valuable for reference or use; as, my tools are handy; a handy volume.
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4. (Naut.) Easily managed; obedient to the helm; -- said of a vessel.
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