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

Definition of handprint

: an impression of a hand on a surface

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Since 2012, archaeologists working at Le Rozel, Normandy, have carefully revealed 257 Neanderthal footprints, along with eight handprints, in a layer of fine, dark sand deposited 80,000 years ago. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "80,000-year-old footprints reveal Neanderthal social life," 10 Sep. 2019 Another impenetrable footage dump, with creepy baby handprints, invisible babies, babies-as-equipment, all sorts of babies. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "The 18 biggest game reveals from Gamescom's first-ever keynote—including Kerbal Space Program 2," 19 Aug. 2019 All honorees received a Disney Legends sculpture and will have their names and handprints enshrined in Legends Plaza on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California. Lauren Huff, EW.com, "Watch live as Robert Downey Jr., Christina Aguilera, and more honored as Disney Legends," 23 Aug. 2019 The group stuck close to the side wall of the cave, and dark handprints still mark the walls where the explorers brushed charcoal-smudged hands against the rock. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "14,000-year-old footprints record an underground Stone Age family outing," 29 May 2019 With a brewery, distillery, restaurant and more, the Ivywild School project feels decidedly modern, but the historic craftsmanship and school details — including chalkboards, murals and students’ handprint art — have been preserved. Stacey Mckenna, The Know, "10 bars, restaurants and art spaces that give new life to historic buildings," 8 Aug. 2019 Ancient handprints and outlines were also incorporated into the natural undulations in the cave walls. Meghan Miner Murray, National Geographic, "9 of Europe’s underground marvels," 2 Aug. 2019 On her first day, Päch entered through the communal gardens and into halls painted with handprints in all colors and sizes. Washington Post, "This German city had few foreigners. Then refugees changed it in some surprising ways.," 18 July 2019 The scene — complete with a steering wheel soaked in blood and bloody handprints on the driver’s-side window — sounds like something that would come straight out of a pulpy 1940s film serial. Wendy Grossman Kantor, EW.com, "Who killed the Masked Marvel?," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of handprint

1831, in the meaning defined above

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