Definition of handgrip in English:

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handgrip

Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)ˌɡrip/

noun

1A handle for holding onto something.
Example sentences
  • In operations during hours of darkness, enemy positions were marked using the 9mm laser mounted on the handgrip of the 9mm pistol.
  • The proportions were odd, with cut-down stocks and a smaller handgrip to accommodate shorter trigger fingers.
  • A brass plate on the underside of the handgrip handle reads: Patented Dec.8, 1883.
2A grasp with the hand, especially considered in terms of its strength, as in a handshake.
Example sentences
  • Free-testosterone concentrations did not correlate with handgrip or quadriceps muscle strength or endurance.
  • Strength and endurance of handgrip were tested in 9 hypogonadal and 10 eugonadal patients.
  • Isometric handgrip exercise seems to significantly reduce systolic blood pressure and carotid arterial distensibility.

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Syllabification: hand·grip

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