a person who handles things manually
an object that decorates some figure, and generally paint grab-handles or some other stuff to the figure to that it can be resized and manipulated
a thing that when sent into an output object (like cout ) causes the object to change somehow or to do something
A mechanical device for handling an ingot or a billet during forging.
A visual and interactive tool for changing an object's attributes. Many Maya tools provide manipulators for you to directly position and scale objects in the workspace. Also known as manip.