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handshake

[hand-sheyk] /ˈhændˌʃeɪk/
noun
1.
a gripping and shaking of right hands by two individuals, as to symbolize greeting, congratulation, agreement, or farewell.
2.
Also, handshaking. Computers. an exchange of predetermined signals between a computer and a peripheral device or another computer, made when a connection is initially established or at intervals during data transmission, in order to assure proper synchronization.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; hand + shake
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British Dictionary definitions for hand-shake

handshake

/ˈhændˌʃeɪk/
noun
1.
the act of grasping and shaking a person's hand, as when being introduced or agreeing on a deal
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Word Origin and History for hand-shake

handshake

n.

1801, from hand (n.) + shake (n.). Hand-shaking is attested from 1805.

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