- the grip or clasp of a hand, as in greeting: a firm but friendly handgrip.
- a handle or similar part of an object affording a grip by the hand, as for lifting.
- handgrips, hand-to-hand combat.
Origin of handgrip
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Examples from the Web for handgrip
But now my eyesight and my footstep and my handgrip all have failed this many and many a day!Red Cap Tales
Samuel Rutherford Crockett
There was a handgrip on each side, with the controls handy to his fingers.The Wailing Octopus
Harold Leland Goodwin
"Glad to know you, gents," said Spider Jack, with a handgrip apiece.The Adventures of Jimmie Dale
Frank L. Packard
A wooden stock with a handgrip is fastened to the metal handle.
He swung over to the panel, hooked his foot under the handgrip and grasped the lever inset in the surface.The Secret of the Ninth Planet
Donald Allen Wollheim
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Word Origin and History for handgrip
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