What does the word manual mean?

Usage examples for manual

  1. In the seventh and eighth grades it becomes benchwork for an hour and a half per week, and is taught by a special manual training teacher, always a man. – What the Schools Teach and Might Teach by John Franklin Bobbitt
  2. He possessed nothing but the sign- manual of the weak who have need of another, the gestures of a beggar. – Paul Verlaine by Stefan Zweig
  3. Did they know their manual? – Treachery in Outer Space by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman