[hand-wosh, -wawsh] /ˈhændˈwɒʃ, -ˈwɔʃ/
verb (used with object)
to launder by hand rather than by washing machine:
to hand-wash socks in a hotel-room sink.
[possibly from gestures characteristic of stage magicians] To gloss over a complex point; to distract a listener; to support a (possibly actually valid) point with blatantly faulty logic. If someone starts a sentence with “Clearly…” or “Obviously…” or “It is self-evident that…”, it is a good bet he is about to handwave (alternatively, use of […]
noun 1. a magnifying glass designed to be held in the hand.
[han-dl] /ˈhæn dl/ noun 1. a part of a thing made specifically to be grasped or held by the hand. 2. that which may be held, seized, grasped, or taken advantage of in effecting a purpose: The clue was a handle for solving the mystery. 3. Slang. 4. the total amount wagered on an event, […]
[han-dld] /ˈhæn dld/ adjective 1. fitted with or having a or , especially of a specified kind (often used in combination): a handled pot; a long-handled knife. [han-dl] /ˈhæn dl/ noun 1. a part of a thing made specifically to be grasped or held by the hand. 2. that which may be held, seized, grasped, […]