handshake

[hand-sheyk]
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:
1870–75; hand + shake

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handshake (ˈhændˌʃeɪk)
 
n
the act of grasping and shaking a person's hand, as when being introduced or agreeing on a deal

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handshaking

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Idioms & Phrases

handshake

see golden handshake.

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Example sentences
Alongside it on the shaft is a carving of a handshake.
The disintegration of the euro isn't a handshake followed by an easy currency
  depreciation.
My lust must have been palpable because his initial handshake lingered.
He turned and offered me a surprisingly limp handshake.
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