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Definition of "handgrip" [handgrip]

  • A grip of or by the hand. (noun)
  • Something, such as a handle, that is suited to a grip by the hand. (noun)
  • Hand-to-hand combat. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "handgrip" in a sentence
  • "[Page 258] at the uproarious reception he got; but he stood erect in his faded and patched old khaki uniform, his battered bugle still flashed back the sunlight, and his handgrip was as firm as his father's as the boys crowded up, yelling, What's the matter with Gun-Shy Billy?"
  • "It took an extra second for him to realize that its handgrip was the same as the tranquilizer pistols the intruders had carried."
  • "But the Whip was the perfect weapon to be used in a game, since the handgrip of the whip can always be synchronized with your WiiMote."