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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  • In 1881 a factory employing 600 workers was constructed in Belfast, replacing hand-operated methods of production with power-driven machinery.
  • The grand brick building's architect saw fit to include a hand-operated elevator in the plans.
  • Close to 4,000 books, mainly poetry, have come out of the hand-operated treadle printing machine of the Writer's Workshop.

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