- (dialect) dexterous, skilful
"She's very handy - she made all her own kitchen cupboards."
- Nearby, within reach.
"You wouldn’t have a screwdriver handy, would you?"
- Easy to use, useful.
"Some people regard duct tape as a handy fix-all."
- Description applied to freight ships which have a small cargo capacity (less than 40,000 DWT). Member of the handysize class.