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noun
abbreviation for hand arm vibration syndrome; a painful condition affecting the hand and arms caused by using power tools
HAVS is caused by repeated and frequent use of hand-held vibrating tools, or example, power drills, chainsaws, pneumatic drills, etc.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 09/05/2012 15:43:00
Definition of HAVS from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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