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- Present participle of handshake.
handshaking (plural handshakings)
- A greeting by clasping hands.
- A round of handshakings followed the introductions.
- (computing) A step in a protocol in which information is exchanged between computing processor devices; often as part of the initiation process for communications.
- I waited for the modems to finish handshaking so I could start transferring the file.