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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.
Sidelined in the hectic run-up to the customary right-over-left handclasp and 'class picture' were issues that affect half of the population in these states: the women.
Rose reveres her father, but Ralph views him as weak and impotent: "he saw the plump hands as indolent and useless and believed that in a handclasp they would be flaccid" (114).
com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(17)30539-0) Current Biology points to a specific type of behavior in these apes called the "grooming handclasp.
8 is consistent with the parenthetical comment made in 1923, by Coue, when directing a subject's handclasp experience:
The new department will be led by Department Head Paul Brown, who formerly headed NAVSUP GLS's Project Handclasp program for both the operational Navy and NAVSUP GLS.
Particicipating non-government organizations are Project Hope, Operation Smile, Latter Day Saints Charities, University of California at San Diego, University of Virginia, University of Hawaii, Project Handclasp, and World Vets.
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.
there is no more rewarding experience in the world than the handclasp of
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.