A rigid item with a plain or serrated gripping surface, designed to be grasped with the hand(s) for the purpose of manually transmitting rotary or linear motion to other devices, and/or holding and guiding an item in a desired position during operation. it may be fixed or rotating and furnished with mounting attachments, such as pin, stud, bolt, or the like. it may also be adjusted to a hand crank arm, a handwheel, or the like. excludes knob; crank, hand; and lever, manual control. see also handle (as modified). do not use if a more specific name applies.