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handgrip

[hand-grip] /ˈhændˌgrɪp/
noun
1.
the grip or clasp of a hand, as in greeting:
a firm but friendly handgrip.
2.
a handle or similar part of an object affording a grip by the hand, as for lifting.
3.
handgrips, hand-to-hand combat.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English handgripe. See hand, grip
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British Dictionary definitions for hand-grip

handgrip

/ˈhændˌɡrɪp/
noun
1.
another word for grip1 (sense 2), grip1 (sense 5), grip1 (sense 6)
2.
(sport) a covering, usually of towelling or rubber, that makes the handle of a racket or club easier to hold
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Word Origin and History for hand-grip

handgrip

n.

Old English handgripe; see hand (n.) + grip (n.).

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