Definition of Handshaking

1. Noun. Grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract).

Exact synonyms: Handclasp, Handshake, Shake
Category relationships: Contract
Generic synonyms: Acknowledgement, Acknowledgment
Derivative terms: Shake Hands, Shake Hands, Shake



Definition of Handshaking

1. Verb. (present participle of handshake#Verb handshake) ¹

2. Noun. A greeting by clasping hands. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) A step in a protocol in which information is exchanged between computing processor devices; often as part of the initiation process for communications. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Handshaking

handscroll
handscrolls
handsel
handseled
handseling
handselled
handselling
handsels
handset
handsets
handsewn
handsfree
handsful
handshake
handshakes
handshaking
handshakings
handshape
handshapes
handsier
handsiest
handsoap
handsoaps
handsome
handsomed
handsomely
handsomeness
handsomenesses
handsomer
handsomes

Literary usage of Handshaking

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1. Sketches from the Mountains of Mexico by John R. Flippin (1889)
"Handshaking. — CUTTING TREES OUT OF THE PATH.—CIGARETTE SMOKING. ... I refer to^that of handshaking. This would seem to be an innocent habit, ..."

2. Inside History of the White House: The Complete History of the Domestic and by Gilson Willets (1908)
"... Latter-Day Receptions and Handshaking PRESIDENT JACKSON held public receptions which anybody might attend, with or without invitation. ..."

3. Trooper and Redskin in the Far North-West: Recollections of Life in the by John G. Donkin (1889)
"... "—Indian religion—Handshaking—Pipe of peace—Squaws—A Sioux lady—" Medicine "— Police fired on by ..."

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