Definition of Handclasp

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

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



Definition of Handclasp

1. Noun. A handshake. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Handclasp

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Handclasp

handbrakes
handbraking
handbras
handbreadth
handbreadths
handbuild
handbuilt
handcar
handcare
handcars
handcart
handcarts
handclap
handclapping
handclaps
handclasp (current term)
handclasps
handcloth
handcloths
handcolour
handcops
handcraft
handcrafted
handcrafter
handcrafters
handcrafting
handcrafts
handcraftsman
handcraftsmanship
handcraftsmanships

Literary usage of Handclasp

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1. Community Boy Leadership: A Manual for Scout Executives by Boy Scouts of America (1922)
"Section 3—The Scout handclasp. The boy scout handclasp is made with the right hand ... One scout shakes hands with another by a good warm handclasp with the ..."

2. An Outline of Individual Study by George Everett Partridge (1910)
"If the greatest possible handclasp is required, the factor of willingness to exert ... Usually in such an experiment as taking the strength of handclasp, ..."

3. Life and Light for Woman by Woman's Board of Missions (1892)
"It was the human life line—the strong handclasp of women, whose hearts defied ... And the handclasp which effects such work means more than the it so surely ..."

4. Revelations of Louise by Albert Stevens Crockett (1920)
"She had a different handclasp from any that we had yet felt. ... Her handclasp was quite different from Cecilia's and very formal. ..."

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