the whip hand

Definition of the whip hand

  1. :  the position of having power or being in control in a particular situation The owners of the company had/held the whip hand in the negotiations.

Word by Word Definitions

whipplay
  1. :  to take, pull, snatch, jerk, or otherwise move very quickly and forcefully

    :  to strike with a slender lithe implement (as a lash or rod) especially as a punishment

    :  spank

  1. :  an instrument consisting usually of a handle and lash forming a flexible rod that is used for whipping

    :  a stroke or cut with or as if with a whip

    :  a dessert made by whipping a portion of the ingredients

handplay
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ :  the body part at the end of the arm of a human, ape, or monkey

    :  the forelimb segment (as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization

    :  a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: such as

  1. :  with the hands rather than by machine

  1. :  to touch or manage with the hands

    :  to deal with

    :  furl


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