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1. A grip of or by the hand.
2. Something, such as a handle, that is suited to a grip by the hand.
3. handgrips Hand-to-hand combat.


1. another word for grip12, grip15, grip16
2. (General Sporting Terms) sport a covering, usually of towelling or rubber, that makes the handle of a racket or club easier to hold



1. the grip or clasp of a hand, as in greeting.
2. a handle or similar part of an object affording a grip by the hand, as for lifting.
3. handgrips, hand-to-hand combat.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.handgrip - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move ithandgrip - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
appendage - a part that is joined to something larger
aspergill, aspersorium - a short-handled device with a globe containing a sponge; used for sprinkling holy water
ax handle, axe handle - the handle of an ax
baggage, luggage - cases used to carry belongings when traveling
baseball bat, lumber - an implement used in baseball by the batter
briefcase - a case with a handle; for carrying papers or files or books
broom handle, broomstick - the handle of a broom
brush - an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
carpet beater, rug beater - implement for beating dust out of carpets
carrycot - box-shaped baby bed with handles (for a baby to sleep in while being carried)
cheese cutter - a kitchen utensil (board or handle) with a wire for cutting cheese
coffee cup - a cup from which coffee is drunk
coffeepot - tall pot in which coffee is brewed
cricket bat, bat - the club used in playing cricket; "a cricket bat has a narrow handle and a broad flat end for hitting"
crop - the stock or handle of a whip
eating utensil, cutlery - tableware implements for cutting and eating food
edge tool - any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
faucet, spigot - a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir
frying pan, frypan, skillet - a pan used for frying foods
haft, helve - the handle of a weapon or tool
handbarrow - a rectangular frame with handles at both ends; carried by two people
handcart, pushcart, cart, go-cart - wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels; "he used a handcart to carry the rocks away"; "their pushcart was piled high with groceries"
handlebar - the shaped bar used to steer a bicycle
French telephone, handset - telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
hilt - the handle of a sword or dagger
hoe handle - the handle of a hoe
knob - a round handle
ladle - a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; frequently used to transfer liquids from one container to another
mop handle - the handle of a mop
mug - with handle and usually cylindrical
panhandle - the handle of a pan
saddlebow, pommel - handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle
pommel - a handgrip that a gymnast uses when performing exercises on a pommel horse
racquet, racket - a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games
rake handle - the handle of a rake
saucepan - a deep pan with a handle; used for stewing or boiling
shank, stem - cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
spatula - a turner with a narrow flexible blade
stock - the handle end of some implements or tools; "he grabbed the cue by the stock"
gunstock, stock - the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun; "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
teacup - a cup from which tea is drunk
umbrella - a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy
watering can, watering pot - a container with a handle and a spout with a perforated nozzle; used to sprinkle water over plants
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Thigh muscle volume, handgrip strength, one-repetition maximum upper and lower body strength, and average isokinetic muscle power were evaluated at the beginning of the study, at three months (with the exception of thigh muscle volume), and at the end of the treatment period.
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the shoulder rotator strength (SRS) and handgrip strength (HS) in affected side with that in unaffected side in patients with unilateral subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS), and to evaluate the relationship of SRS with duration of symptoms, handgrip strength, pain, disability, quality of life (QOL), and emotional status.
Another drawback was that although the handgrip on the side of the frame is roughened, it is small, and so the camera is certainly not going to be easy handling for a person with large hands.
The tool has a brace-type speeder handle with a single revolving handgrip that makes lowering the cab quick and easy, not to mention saving your hands from wear and tear.
The evidence supporting biofeedback techniques, isometric handgrip exercise, and device-guided slow breathing is not as strong, but these approaches also are likely effective at reducing blood pressure by a small amount.
The further back the handgrip is, the more comfortable the crossbow will be for a smaller-framed shooter.
The front side of the handle features a flat and very neat shape, while the back side is rounded and the handgrip end is almost spherical.
The safety lever is perfectly placed, at the top of the handgrip.
5) BP response to sustained handgrip: After instructions on using handgrip of an inflated BP cuff, the subject gripped maximally with his dominant arm for a few seconds; this was repeated thrice.
Methods: Twelve subjects performed 2 min of strenuous isometric handgrip (IHG) exercise at 40% maximum voluntary contraction to elevate forearm muscle lactic acid.