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noun
the hand that holds the whip, in driving.
an advantageous or controlling position: She had the whip hand throughout the debate.
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Origin of whip hand

First recorded in 1670–80
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British Dictionary definitions for whip hand

whip hand

noun the whip hand
(in driving horses) the hand holding the whip
advantage or dominating position
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