Definition of hand-operated in English:


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  • (Of a device) operated or controlled by hand, rather than automatically or electronically: a hand-operated lever the pots are made with a simple hand-operated potter’s wheel
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    • The hand-operated air raid siren with the early warning equipment is given a twirl for the benefit of the younger generation, with a personal account of school-days during the Second World War.
    • Using hand-operated desk calculators, approximately 120 man-days were required to obtain a solution.
    • For around 50 years, he worked in lumber camps, struggling with large horses and huge, hand-operated logging tools.

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