hand·​print | \ ˈhan(d)-ˌprint How to pronounce handprint (audio) \

Definition of handprint

: an impression of a hand on a surface

Examples of handprint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Photography also revealed another piece of damage—a handprint at the lower left corner of the Declaration of Independence. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Science of Saving the Declaration of Independence," 3 July 2020 An officer arrived to find Miranda McClure with a handprint on her face, according to a criminal complaint. Sarah Rankin, Star Tribune, "Ex-NASCAR driver McClure gets probation in long-delayed case," 22 Oct. 2020 But an initial police report on the case mentioned some potential evidence, including a metal pipe with Buchler’s hair as well as a bloody handprint on the doorway of the room where her body was discovered. Ramon Antonio Vargas | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "St. Tammany pair accused of murdering woman who was found dead at abandoned Navy base in New Orleans," 1 Oct. 2020 The door frame leading to the room where Buchler’s body was found had a bloody handprint, police wrote in a report. Ramon Antonio Vargas, NOLA.com, "2 men arrested in attempted murder of man linked to woman found dead in vacant New Orleans Naval base," 8 Sep. 2020 Now the handprint remains as another piece of American lore. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Science of Saving the Declaration of Independence," 3 July 2020 Field Commander and flautist Savanah Canzurlo said the recent handprint experience takes on a great significance this spring. John Benson, cleveland, "COVID-19 can’t keep Normandy High School Marching Band seniors from handprint tradition," 10 June 2020 Tourists typically clog its courtyard, where the handprints of Hollywood legends are preserved in concrete. Brooks Barnes, New York Times, "Hollywood Beacons in the Night," 23 Apr. 2020 At One Place, a Cortexflo digital camera documents the internal bruising and effects of strangulation, even the handprints of the choker. Lanier Isom, al, "Domestic violence during a pandemic and shelter in place," 31 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of handprint

1831, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2020

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“Handprint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handprint. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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