Definition of Handplay

1. dealing of blows [n -S]



Lexicographical Neighbors of Handplay

handout
handouts
handover
handovers
handpainted
handphone
handphones
handpick
handpicked
handpicking
handpicks
handpiece
handpieces
handplant
handplay (current term)
handplays
handpress
handpresses
handprint
handprinted
handprints
handpump
handpumps
handrail
handrails
handraised
handrest
handroll
hands

Literary usage of Handplay

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1877)
"As it was, the Danes themselves said that they never met in all England with worse handplay than ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1881)
"... ealdorman has been our leader in the hard handplay of battle. He it was who first led us from ..."

3. The Archaeological Journal by Council, British Archaeological Association, Central Committee (1877)
"... our next East-Saxon memory shows us the Dane victorious in the hard handplay, and the Ealdorman of the land dying in defence of the Saxon shore. ..."

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