Definition of handclasp in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)klasp/

Entry from US English dictionary


An act of clasping someone else’s hand; a handshake.
Example sentences
  • There is another couple walking down the street, this one pre-consumerist, their handclasp signifying a ‘right of ownership’ in which she is ‘silently, sadly, complicit.’
  • A number of politically embarrassing photographs were taken, among them, the above handclasp between tyrannical despot Robert Mugabe, and British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw.
  • Dense guitars, keyboards, and occasional handclasps and miscellaneous noise add to the controlled maelstrom.

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Syllabification: hand·clasp

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