Pronunciation: (hand'grip"), [key]
1. the grip or clasp of a hand, as in greeting: a firm but friendly handgrip.
2. a handle or similar part of an object affording a grip by the hand, as for lifting.
3. handgrips,hand-to-hand combat.
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