Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A handle.
  • n. A covering (often rubber or foam) on a handle, designed to allow the user a more comfortable or more secure hold on the handle.
  • n. A handshake; a way of gripping hands with another person.
  • n. The ability of a person (or other animal with hands) to grip something with a hand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

Etymologies

hand +‎ grip (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • [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?

    The Shagganappi

  • 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.

    Singing A New Song

  • Threaded barrel to attach barrel extender, flash suppressor, handgrip, or suppressor

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  • It took an extra second for him to realize that its handgrip was the same as the tranquilizer pistols the intruders had carried.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact Paths of Disharmony

  • I also like the handgrip on the camera's right front side, which can help steady your hand when you're shooting.

    First look: Olympus PEN E-PL2 SLR-like camera

  • Melinda and Katarina whispered reaching Ai's ears, and Ai's handgrip tightened once the elevator arrived.

    Arcana Magi Cross - c.5

  • They found that those thinking about a friend with good self-control squeezed a handgrip (a standard method of measuring self-control, since you have to force yourself to keep squeezing it as your hand gets more and more tired) longer than those who were asked to think about a friend who had poor self-control.

    Social contagions

  • Unlike the truncheon and its woofter counterpart with the stickie-out handgrip - because not solid, there is no risk of serious head injury.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • Almost no subcompact has a substantial handgrip that can help you steady the camera and avoid blurry shots, particularly in low-light situations without a flash when the shutter speed is slow.

    Are digital cameras too small to control?

  • Two blades pointing forward, two pointed back, a handgrip in the middle.

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

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