handgrip

noun
hand·grip | \ ˈhan(d)-ˌgrip \

Definition of handgrip 

1 : a grasping with the hand

2 : handle

3 handgrips plural : hand-to-hand combat

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Synonyms for handgrip

Synonyms

clasp, clench, grapple, grasp, grip, handhold, hold

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Examples of handgrip in a Sentence

the vegetable peeler has a no-slip handgrip the tube TV was so bulky that it was difficult for the movers to get a solid handgrip on it

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The researchers measured handgrip strength using a machine called a hydraulic hand dynamometer. Mark Lieber, CNN, "A strong handshake could indicate a healthy heart," 14 Mar. 2018 With upgrades like custom stainless steel gas tanks, handlebars, and subframes, as well as handmade leather seats and handgrips, Eccles creates one-of-a-kind motorcycles that look like museum pieces but are meant to be ridden. Scott Christian, Esquire, "5 Stores That Specialize in One-of-a-Kind Objects for Men," 14 Sep. 2015 Avtomat Kalashnikova Modernized 1959 / Length: 35 inches / Weight: 8 pounds 1 Stock Designers replaced the AK-47's solid-wood stock and handgrip with less expensive and sturdier plywood in the AKM. Erin Mccarthy, Popular Mechanics, "Anatomy of an AK-47," 17 Sep. 2017 The 20-megapixel J5 has a nice little handgrip and a textured front panel which give it a subdued throwback aesthetic. Tim Moynihan, WIRED, "Nikon’s New Mirrorless Has a Great New Look, Selfie Options," 3 Apr. 2015 Swearing during the second exercise, a handgrip test that was less extreme than the biking, made participants 8 percent stronger. Sarah Rense, Esquire, "Swearing Makes You More Honest, More Articulate, More Persuasive, and Stronger," 15 May 2017 The results showed people who had cursed produced more power on the exercise bike and had a stronger handgrip. Ryan Dipentima, ajc, "Swearing makes you stronger, study shows," 8 May 2017

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First Known Use of handgrip

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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