A covering (often rubber or foam) on a handle, designed to allow the user a more comfortable or more secure hold on the handle.
- to engage in hand-to-hand fighting
Other Word Forms of Handgrip
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Handgrip
- come to handgrips
Origin of Handgrip
From Middle English hand-gripe, from Old English handgripe (“handgrip”), from Proto-Germanic *handugripiz (“handgrip”), equivalent to hand + grip. Cognate with Dutch handgreep (“handgrip, grasp”), German Handgriff (“handgrip, grasp, handle, hilt”), Danish håndgreb (“handgrip”), Swedish håndgrepp (“handgrip, handle, hilt”).
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