handbook handbook  /ˈhænd ˌbʊk/


  • (n) a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location



  1. The most complete and useful handbook yet put out for Americans on blackouts, fire protection, air-raid shelters, camouflage, etc.
  2. In part it is an organizer's handbook for the same purpose.
  3. There's no handbook for surviving sexual scandal.


  1. Local Headlines

    The Quincy School Board's Discipline Subcommittee will ask the full board next week to approve some proposed revisions to the Quincy High School discipline policy for inclusion in the student handbook next fall.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

  2. Leica Microsystems Publishes Guidelines for Ergonomic Design of Stereo Microscope Workstations

    Ergonomics Handbook Helps Identify and Eliminate Health Hazards Heerbrugg, Switzerland – Working with a microscope for several hours a day demands a high degree of concentration and strains users’ eyes and posture muscles. If workstations and the microscope itself are designed ergonomically, this strain may be reduced considerably. Leica Microsystems has published an ergonomics ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. Book Review: LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes: Handbook

    This handbook of characters residing in the DC Universe is exactly that: a "Who's Who" manual that's brevity owes to the fact that it only contains characters (and related sundry items) from DC's pantheon who have been converted into LEGO. That having been said, there's been a lot of them made into LEGO I was not aware of until I opened this book.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Trades

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  1. "That was a little weird," said Williams, who showed no apparent signs of the tight hamstring she spoke about after the first round. "I don't know if that's in the handbook to suggest to challenge a call."
    on Jun 27, 2007 By: Serena Williams Source: SportingNews.com

  2. "If you pulled out a handbook of how to weigh your assets and liabilities in a presidential race -- I don't think my name or my skin color would be in the asset column," Obama said at a press conference here.
    on Mar 12, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  3. "There is no handbook on how to deal with this," said Crosby, who has 99 goals and 294 points in his first 213 games. "Some guys are used to it, and the guys who aren't - they're going to learn quickly how to deal with it. I don't think it's...
    on Oct 3, 2008 By: Sidney Crosby Source: USA Today

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