handprint

noun
hand·print | \ˈhan(d)-ˌprint \

Definition of handprint 

: an impression of a hand on a surface

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The Father’s Day Google Doodle shows a collection of colorful dinosaurs made from children’s handprints. Alix Langone, Time, "This Super Cute Father's Day Google Doodle Will Make You Nostalgic," 17 June 2018 At sunrise, Chrissy noticed blood smeared on her front door and red handprints speckled across her sedan in the driveway. Hanna Krueger, NOLA.com, "Little Woods woman wakes to blood smeared on her car and front door, after nearby shooting," 11 May 2018 Discovered in 1940, the handprint doesn't appear in a 1903 photo. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Science of Saving the Declaration of Independence," 3 July 2018 Authorities have said footprints and handprints were found inside the cave complex, as well as other items thought to belong to the boys. Tassanee Vejpongsa, Houston Chronicle, "Rain, high water complicate cave search for Thai soccer team," 27 June 2018 Authorities have said footprints and handprints were found inside the cave complex, as well as other items thought to belong to the boys. Washington Post, "Rain, high water complicate cave search for Thai soccer team," 27 June 2018 Footprints and handprints found within indicate that the boys passed the junction before the water rose and trapped them. New York Times, "As Search for Thai Boys Lost in Cave Hits Day 5, a Nation Holds Its Breath," 27 June 2018 Authorities have said footprints and handprints were found inside the cave complex, as well as other items thought to belong to the boys. NBC News, "Rescue of Thai soccer team trapped in cave complicated by heavy rains," 27 June 2018 Authorities have said footprints and handprints were found inside the cave complex, and that tourists trapped there by past floods have been rescued after the waters receded. Tassanee Vejpongsa, Fox News, "Top Thai official says flooding complicates cave rescue," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of handprint

1831, in the meaning defined above

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