The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Manual \Man"u*al\ (m[a^]n"[-u]*al), a. [OE. manuel, F. manuel,
L. manualis, fr. manus hand; prob. akin to AS. mund hand,
protection, OHG. munt, G. m["u]ndel a ward, vormund guardian,
Icel. mund hand. Cf. Emancipate, Legerdemain, Maintain,
Manage, Manner, Manure, Mound a hill.]
1. Of or pertaining to the hand.
2. Performed by a person using physical as contrasted with
mental effort; as, manual labor.
3. Done or made by the hand. In some contexts, contrasted
with automatic or mechanical. "Manual and ocular
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Manual exercise (Mil.) the exercise by which soldiers are
taught the use of their muskets and other arms.
Seal manual, the impression of a seal worn on the hand as a
Sign manual. See under Sign.