handshake

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

hand +‎ shake

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Noun[edit]

Handshake 1.

handshake ‎(plural handshakes)

  1. The grasping of hands by two people when greeting, leave-taking, or making an agreement.
  2. (computing) An exchange of signals between two devices when communications begin in order to ensure synchronization.

Verb[edit]

handshake ‎(third-person singular simple present handshakes, present participle handshaking, simple past and past participle handshaked or handshook)

  1. To perform a handshake; to shake hands.
  2. (computing) To perform a handshake with another device.

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