handclasp handclasp  /ˈhænd ˌklæsp/


  • (n) grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)



  1. The coins showed President Jefferson on one side and a symbolic handclasp on the reverse.
  2. Each had held its last separate meeting before their 800 delegates gathered to witness the handclasp of union by their presidents.
  3. She was a good show herself, greeting visitors with a middleweight's handclasp, swinging her heavy black mop of hair and dusting her 21 exhibits with the sleeves of her sweater.
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