Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.


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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014



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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The robot provides operators with human-like dexterity and haptic force feedback from the robot arm to the remote-control handgrip.
The robot provides operators with dexterity and haptic force feedback from the robot arm to the remote-control handgrip. The systems will be part of the MOD's Project STARTER and will help to defeat a wide variety of explosive threats within the U.K., including IEDs and unexploded ordnances.
The exclusion criteria included females, left-handed males, those involved in regular handgrip exercise and those suffering from asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive cardiac failure, myasthenia gravis, and hypothyroidism.
When athletes wore a custom-fit mouthguard, even though no significant differences were described in some strength measures, such as handgrip test, significant improvements were reported for other parameters, e.g.
In addition to the above problems, other factors have been associated with low levels of handgrip strength, higher fall prevalence, functional dependency, prolonged hospital recovery period, decline in quality of life, and increased blood pressure and total cholesterol levels (2,5).
27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For older Korean women, handgrip strength is positively associated with pulmonary function, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
For handgrip strength measurement, dynamometers were selected according to the sizes of the objects' hands.
cm Jump Handgrip Test measures static arm strength kg Sit-Ups in 30 measures trunk strength no.
The vibrator is lightweight with an ergonomic handgrip and shoulder strap; quiet operation eliminates the need for hearing protection.
ANI - Washington: Turns out, muscular strength, measured by handgrip, is an indication of how healthy our brains are.
Summary: Washington D.C [USA], Apr 21 (ANI): Turns out, muscular strength, measured by handgrip, is an indication of how healthy our brains are.