I. noun Date: 1856 a narrow projection of a larger territory (as a state) <
the Oklahoma panhandle
II. verb (panhandled; panhandling) Etymology: back-formation from panhandler, probably from panhandle, noun; from the extended forearm Date: 1903 intransitive verb to stop people on the street and ask for food or money ; beg transitive verb 1. to accost on the street and beg from 2. to get by panhandling • panhandler noun

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  • Panhandle — (engl. für „Pfannenstiel“) im Sinne von Landzipfel bezeichnet Alaska Panhandle Connecticut Panhandle Nebraska Panhandle Florida Panhandle Idaho Panhandle Oklahoma Panhandle Texas Panhandle Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia Northern Panhandle of… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Panhandle — Pan han dle, n. The handle of a pan; hence, fig., any arm or projection suggestive of the handle of a pan; as, the panhandle of West Virginia, Texas, or Idaho. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Panhandle —   [ pænhændl; englisch, eigentlich »Pfannenstiel«] der, / s, Bezeichnung für einen schmalen, langen, halbinselartigen Teil eines Staates, der fast allseitig von fremdem Territorium umgeben ist (zum Teil bildet auch das Meer eine dieser… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • panhandle — pan han dle (p[a^]n h[a^]n d l), v. i. To accost people in a public place and ask for money; to beg. {pan hand ler} (p[a^]n h[a^]nd l[ e]r), n. {pan hand ling} (p[a^]n h[a^]nd l[i^]ng), n. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Panhandle — Pan han dle (p[a^]n h[a^]n d l), v. t. 1. to obtain by panhandling. [PJC] 2. To accost in a public place and ask for money from. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • panhandle — [v] beg ask alms, bum*, cadge*, freeload*, hit up*, hold out one’s hand*, hustle, live hand to mouth*, mooch*, pass the hat*, scrounge, solicit charity, sponge*; concept 53 …   New thesaurus

  • panhandle — panhandle1 [pan′han΄dəl] n. 1. the handle of a pan ☆ 2. [often P ] a strip of land projecting like the handle of a pan, as the western extension of Okla. ☆ panhandle2 [pan′han΄dəl ] vt., vi. panhandled, panhandling [prob. back form. <… …   English World dictionary

  • Panhandle — Un panhandle (anglicisme parfois traduit par le calque queue de poêle[1]) est, en géographie, une extension longue et étroite de la frontière d une division administrative, dont la forme est similaire à la poignée d une poêle. Le terme… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Panhandle — A panhandle or salient is an informal geographic term for an elongated tail like protrusion of a geo political entity, such as an administrative division or a sovereign state that extends into another such entity as a peninsula extends into the… …   Wikipedia

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