handgrip
noun Date: before 12th century 1. a grasping with the hand 2. handle 3. plural hand-to-hand combat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • handgrip — (n.) O.E. handgripe; see HAND (Cf. hand) (n.) + GRIP (Cf. grip) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • handgrip — [hand′grip΄] n. 1. a handclasp or handshake 2. a handle or a grip, as on a bicycle handlebar come to handgrips to engage in hand to hand fighting …   English World dictionary

  • handgrip — /hand grip /, n. 1. the grip or clasp of a hand, as in greeting: a firm but friendly handgrip. 2. a handle or similar part of an object affording a grip by the hand, as for lifting. 3. handgrips, hand to hand combat. [bef. 900; ME; OE handgripe.… …   Universalium

  • handgrip — /ˈhændgrɪp/ (say handgrip) noun 1. a grasping with the hand; a grip, as in greeting. 2. (plural) hand to hand combat. 3. a handle. {Middle English; Old English handgripe} …   Australian English dictionary

  • handgrip — suėmimas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Dvikovos sporto šakų veiksmai varžovui sulaikyti arba nugalėti. atitikmenys: angl. grasp; handgrip vok. Griff, m rus. xват …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • handgrip — suėmimas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Įsitvėrimas į sporto prietaisą arba įrankį, norint išsilaikyti reikiamoje pozoje, apsisaugoti arba valdyti įrankį. atitikmenys: angl. grasp; handgrip vok. Griff, m rus. xват …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • handgrip — noun a) A handle. b) A covering (often rubber or foam) on a handle, designed to allow the user a more comfortable or more secure hold on the handle …   Wiktionary

  • handgrip — hand·grip || hændgrɪp n. handshake, grasping and holding of hands by two or more people (customarily done in greeting or parting); handle by which an object is held …   English contemporary dictionary

  • handgrip — noun 1》 a handle for holding something by. 2》 a soft bag with handles …   English new terms dictionary

  • handgrip — hand•grip [[t]ˈhændˌgrɪp[/t]] n. 1) the grip or clasp of a hand, as in greeting 2) a handle or similar part of an object affording a grip by the hand, as for lifting 3) handgrips, hand to hand combat • Etymology: bef. 900 …   From formal English to slang

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