Handgrip Definition

hăndgrĭp
handgrips
noun
handgrips
A grip of or by the hand.
American Heritage
A handclasp or handshake.
Webster's New World
A handle or a grip, as on a bicycle handlebar.
Webster's New World
Hand-to-hand combat.
American Heritage

A covering (often rubber or foam) on a handle, designed to allow the user a more comfortable or more secure hold on the handle.

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idiom
come to handgrips
  • to engage in hand-to-hand fighting
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Handgrip

Noun

Singular:
handgrip
Plural:
handgrips

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Handgrip

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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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