the grip or clasp of a hand, as in greeting:
a firm but friendly handgrip.
a handle or similar part of an object affording a grip by the hand, as for lifting.
handgrips, hand-to-hand combat.
another word for grip1 (sense 2), grip1 (sense 5), grip1 (sense 6)
(sport) a covering, usually of towelling or rubber, that makes the handle of a racket or club easier to hold
Old English handgripe; see hand (n.) + grip (n.).
[hand-guhn] /ˈhændˌgʌn/ noun 1. any firearm that can be held and fired with one hand; a revolver or a pistol. /ˈhændˌɡʌn/ noun 1. a firearm that can be held, carried, and fired with one hand, such as a pistol n. 1680s, from hand (n.) + gun (n.).
- Hand hack
jargon 1. (Or “hand cruft”) To Translate a hot spot of a program in a HLL into assembly language by hand, as opposed to trying to coerce the compiler into generating better code. Both the term and the practice are becoming uncommon. See tune, bum. 2. More generally, manual construction or patching of data sets […]
[hand-held] /ˈhændˌhɛld/ adjective 1. held in the hand or hands: a hand-held torch. 2. small enough to be used or operated while being held in the hand or hands: a hand-held hair drier. noun 3. something small enough to be used or operated while held in the hand or hands: She traded in her bulky […]
- Hand-held personal computer