hand-operated hand-operated

Definition(s):

  • (adj) operated by hand

Usage(s):

  1. By the 1930s, compressed air was brought below, but an inefficient hand-operated valve system, among other shortcomings, meant short and shallow dives.
  2. He remembered a car Hiss had once ownedan old jalopy with a hand-operated windshield wiper.
  3. Shaped like a large camera, the all-purpose, hand-operated device emits a laser-like beam of electrons.

News

  • Chicago council to approve $500 million Wrigley Field upgrades

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago City Council is expected to approve on Wednesday a $500 million proposed renovation of Wrigley Field, the historic home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. The 99-year-old ballpark, famous for its ivy-covered outfield walls and hand-operated scoreboard, is a key tourist attraction and has been declared a city landmark, so major plans like a jumbo ...
    on July 24, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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