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The act of clasping the hand of another, especially in friendship.


US another word for handshake


(ˈhændˌklæsp, -ˌklɑsp)

a gripping of hands by two or more people, as in greeting or parting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.handclasp - grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)handclasp - grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
acknowledgement, acknowledgment - a statement acknowledging something or someone; "she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"; "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"
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But his handclasp was hearty, and he spoke in Lithuanian, which warmed Jurgis to him.
In contrast, visitors with a Highland background appear to have treated the inhabitants as equals, with one commentator noting that they were reviving old memories 'around the cottage fire, and the friendly handclasp was warm and frequent', (73) while to others, such as emigrants, the attraction was nostalgic as 'cottager and visitor recounted youthful experiences in the accents of the much-loved Gael.
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Global Logistics Support (GLS) announced the recipient of its first Project Handclasp Humanitarian Service Award this past June.
The handclasp and kiss of blessing embody the sad potential of a relationship of service that never came to fruition.
It serves little purpose other than charade and far more worthy is the post-match embrace or handclasp to congratulate an honest opponent on worthy endeavour.
Specifically, it is the unique handclasp grooming behaviour that reveals this local difference.
During the stop, Swift will offload various humanitarian supplies as part of Project Handclasp, which is a U.
The SWT will work with HHOP and the United States Navy's Project Handclasp program to have as many filters as possible delivered to Honduras by the Navy to keep transportation costs as low as possible.
He also organized the delivery of medical and hygiene supplies to remote medical clinics in support of Project Handclasp in Dili, Timor Leste.
Every port visit included military-to-military subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) and community relations (COMREL) projects, as well as deliveries of Project Handclasp items.
The handclasp his father offers him after Long Tom initiates spontaneous conversation, and a more positive experience for Louis of the adult with whom it has been so difficult to communicate (p.