Informal a cordial welcome, esp. one that is effusive or overly demonstrative
- Informal A warm and hearty, but often insincere welcome or greeting.
- A coupling device used to connect air hoses between rail cars or between a tractor and trailer.
verbglad-hand·ed, glad-hand·ing, glad-hands Informal
To extend a glad hand to: presidential hopefuls glad-handing the factory workers.
To extend a glad hand: was whistle-stopping and glad-handing for the last five months.
(plural glad hands)