handshake

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noun hand·shake \ˈhan(d)-ˌshāk\

Definition of handshake

  1. :  a clasping usually of right hands by two people (as in greeting or farewell)

Examples of handshake in a sentence

  1. She greeted him with a handshake.

  2. He has a firm handshake.

1802

First Known Use of handshake

1802


HANDSHAKE Defined for English Language Learners

handshake

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noun hand·shake \ˈhan(d)-ˌshāk\

Definition of handshake for English Language Learners

  • : the act of grasping someone's right hand with your right hand and moving it up and down : the act of shaking hands; also : the manner in which a person shakes hands


HANDSHAKE Defined for Kids

handshake

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noun hand·shake \ˈhand-ˌshāk\

Definition of handshake for Students

  1. :  a clasping of hands by two people (as in greeting)



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