Also handshaking. Computers. an exchange of predetermined signals between a computer and a peripheral device or another computer, made when a connection is initially established or at intervals during data transmission, in order to assure proper synchronization.
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How to use handshake in a sentence
An email newsletter is a great digital handshake between a consumer and a publisher….The New York Times aims to convert newsletter readers into paid subscribers as The Morning newsletter tops 1 billion opens | Sara Guaglione | February 10, 2021 | Digiday
Butler and Wise still perform a handshake that ends with them pretending to shoot a Kamehameha wave at each other.A love for ‘Dragon Ball Z’ has infiltrated NFL locker rooms | Kyle Melnick | February 3, 2021 | Washington Post
Their value is a product of digital handshakes over millions of transactions firming up that consensus.Could meme stocks like GameStop kill bitcoin’s rise? | Lucas Matney | January 27, 2021 | TechCrunch
I was warned by other midshipmen that I would fail on the spot if I initiated a handshake.How a Nuclear Submarine Officer Learned to Live in Tight Quarters - Issue 94: Evolving | Steve Weiner | December 30, 2020 | Nautilus
It is the shop clerk’s smile, the salesman’s hearty handshake, because the audience now is a customer base, and the customer is always right.Art has been brutalized by tech’s giants. How can it survive? | Konstantin Kakaes | December 23, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
She tried the direct, how-do-you-do handshake approach, but was blocked by a burly aide-de-camp.Andrew Cuomo Can't Ignore It Now: He's Weak Even at Home | David Freedlander | September 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
George offers a firm handshake and stays present with each fan for the moment or two that they have his attention.
Forget matters strategic, you may say; banish from your head all thoughts of a military or security handshake.John Kerry Just Visited. But Should We Just Forget About India? | Tunku Varadarajan | August 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Get your act together,” we said real manfully like, eye to eye, with a firm handshake.
Case in point: the TV deals they had completed for the two previous seasons had been done via handshake.
He stretched out a hand in silence and gave me a hearty handshake; and I shook the reins and thundered up the road to Staunton.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
They exchanged the hearty, lingering handshake of trusty friendship and deep affection.The Daughters of Danaus | Mona Caird
As far as sentiments go, the cable is by chalks the heartiest handshake we poor relations to the West have had since we started.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 | Ian Hamilton
They have a nodding-from-a-motor-acquaintance with it but I like a real handshake-friendship with it.Patchwork | Anna Balmer Myers
There was nothing of genuine American heartiness in the handshake he gave Frank.Frank Merriwell's Pursuit | Burt L. Standish
British Dictionary definitions for handshake
the act of grasping and shaking a person's hand, as when being introduced or agreeing on a deal
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Other Idioms and Phrases with handshake
see golden handshake.
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