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Definition of "hand-operated" [hand-operated]

  • Requiring hand manipulation for operation; not automatic or machine-driven. Opposite of <ant>automatic</ant> or <ant>powered</ant>. (adjective)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "hand-operated" in a sentence
  • "It has a hand-operated Honda SportClutch, which we think is great — it enables the rider to experience manual clutch action with the advantage of no stalling when coming to a stop."
  • "Johannes Guttenberg's invention of movable type had paved the way to commercial book publication, but when you examine these volumes, with their elaborate woodcut illustrations, elegant initial letters and handsome typefaces, consider the vast time and labor that went into early printing on a hand-operated flat-bed press."
  • "When was the last time, if ever, you visited the Fine Arts Building on Michigan Avenue, an 1885 landmark and art colony complete with a hand-operated elevator and the motto "All Passes - Art Alone Endures" emblazoned over doorways (obviously, from the days before Styrofoam, Dick Clark, zebra mussels, and other equally persistent substances)?"
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