hand·​grip ˈhan(d)-ˌgrip How to pronounce handgrip (audio)
: a grasping with the hand
: handle
handgrips plural : hand-to-hand combat

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
Recent Examples on the Web The less-is-more design philosophy carries over to the LCD display, which is about the size of a Lego brick and is mounted near the handgrip on the left side of the handlebar. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, 15 June 2023 Meanwhile, factors associated with a lower risk of early-onset dementia included higher formal education, higher handgrip strength, and moderate alcohol use. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 27 Dec. 2023 Researchers looked at three kinds of isometric exercises in particular, including squeezing a handgrip, holding a leg extension machine in place, and wall squats. Laura Hensley, Verywell Health, 16 Aug. 2023 For example, qigong was found to improve quality of life, sleep quality, balance, handgrip strength, trunk flexibility, blood pressure and resting heart rate in a 2017 study published in the journal Evidenced-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Melanie Radzicki McManus, CNN, 28 Oct. 2022 Another study in the U.K. found lower handgrip strength was associated with a higher risk of developing dementia. Brian Bushard, Forbes, 23 Jan. 2023 The subjects held a handgrip while watching a computer screen. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 25 Mar. 2019 Tim was meticulously wrapping the stock and handgrip of his RK 62 rifle with white tape. Stuart Stevens, Outside Online, 12 Dec. 2017 Its slim body, offset by a deep handgrip, measures 3.4 by 4.9 by 3 inches (HWD) and weighs 14.6 ounces without a lens. PCMAG, 21 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of handgrip was before the 12th century

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“Handgrip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handgrip. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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