[man-han-dl, man-han-dl]
verb (used with object), manhandled, manhandling.
to handle roughly.
to move by human strength, without the use of mechanical appliances.

1425–75; late Middle English. See man1, handle Unabridged
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manhandle (ˈmænˌhændəl, ˌmænˈhændəl)
1.  to handle or push (someone) about roughly
2.  to move or do by manpower rather than by machinery
[C19: from man + handle; sense 1 perhaps also influenced by Devon dialect manangle to mangle]

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Word Origin & History

1457, "wield a tool," from man (n.) + handle (v.). Nautical meaning "to move by force of men" (without levers or tackle) is attested from 1867, but despite the late date it is probably the source of the slang meaning "to handle roughly" (1865).
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