• WordNet 3.6
    • n handgrip the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it "he grabbed the hammer by the handle","it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Handgrip grasp, grip, close struggle
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hand; in all Teut. tongues, perh. rel. to Goth. hinthan, to seize.


In literature:

Every college club has its secret signs and handgrips.
"Trent's Last Case" by E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley
I'll give you a pair with gold handgrips.
"Great Catherine" by George Bernard Shaw
It has a shoulder stock and handgrips and a trigger like a submachine gun.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
The primary power they stored in small space-strain coils in the handgrip of the pistol.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
Every college club has its secret signs and handgrips.
"The Woman in Black" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
But now my eyesight and my footstep and my handgrip all have failed this many and many a day!
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Joe found his hands closing convulsively on a handgrip.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
A wooden stock with a handgrip is fastened to the metal handle.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
It looked almost impossible, but Dillon apparently found handgrips by instinct, as a good climber does.
"The Invaders" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
There was a handgrip on each side, with the controls handy to his fingers.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin

In news:

Apogee MiC and Zacuto handgrip kit available for the iPhone.
The kit is a fusion of the Apogee MiC , a studio-quality condenser microphone , and the Zgrip Jr, a handgrip for shooting video on the iPhone 4 or 4S.
All you need to do is press your phone into the soft grip cradle, which takes only seconds, then add this to the handgrip.