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handshake

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Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)ʃeɪk
 
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Definition of handshake in English:

noun

1An act of shaking a person’s hand with one’s own as a greeting.
Example sentences
  • A firm handshake is the basic greeting, and people shake hands again when they part.
  • Men and women limit their greetings to a handshake; kissing in public is considered scandalous.
  • There were handshakes and greetings on every side and the lucky ones got teddy bears and red roses, to say nothing of rings and pendants.
1.1 Computing An exchange of standardized signals between devices in a computer network regulating the transfer of data.
Example sentences
  • Storage virtualization has generally been associated with the handshake between computers and disk blocks.
  • A connection between a browser and a Web server is divided into two phases, the handshake and the data transfer.
  • It contains an unchecked buffer in the part of its code which deals with handshakes when connecting to SMTP server.

Words that rhyme with handshake

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