noun Date: 1582 handshake

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • handclasp — [hand′klasp΄] n. a clasping of each other s hand as in greeting or farewell …   English World dictionary

  • handclasp — /hand klasp , klahsp /, n. a gripping of hands by two or more people, as in greeting, parting, making a commitment, or expressing affection. [1575 85; HAND + CLASP] * * * …   Universalium

  • handclasp — noun A handshake …   Wiktionary

  • handclasp — hand·clasp || hændklæsp / klɑːsp n. handshake, grasping and holding of hands by two or more people (customarily done when greeting or parting) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • handclasp — hand•clasp [[t]ˈhændˌklæsp, ˌklɑsp[/t]] n. a gripping of hands by two or more people, as in greeting or parting • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • handclasp — /ˈhændklæsp/ (say handklasp) noun → handshake …   Australian English dictionary

  • handclasp — noun grasping and shaking a person s hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑handshake, ↑shake, ↑handshaking • Derivationally related forms: ↑shake hands (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Operation Handclasp — was a 1958 joint Air Force Navy operation conducted with the U.S. Navy s U.S. 7th Fleet to demonstrate military weapons for Asian political and military leaders. Example of use DANFS contains numerous references to this operation. For example,… …   Wikipedia

  • grip — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. handle; handclasp; hold, control; informal, suitcase, bag, satchel. v. seize, grasp, clutch, hold. See acquisition, receptacle, retention. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The power of gripping] Syn. grasp,… …   English dictionary for students

  • kiss of peace — Date: circa 1898 a ceremonial kiss, embrace, or handclasp used in Christian liturgies and especially the Eucharist as a sign of fraternal unity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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