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of or done with the hands:manual dexterity manual hauling of boats along the towpath (of a machine or device) worked by hand, not automatically or electronically:a manual typewriter [attributive] using or working with the hands:a manual laborer
1a book of instructions, especially for operating a machine or learning a subject; a handbook:a computer manual a training manual a small book:a pocket-sized manual of the artist’s aphorisms historical a book of the forms to be used by priests in the administration of the sacraments. 2a thing operated or done by hand rather than automatically or electronically, in particular. an organ keyboard played with the hands. a vehicle with a manual transmission.