handshake








noun

  1. a gripping and shaking of right hands by two individuals, as to symbolize greeting, congratulation, agreement, or farewell.
  2. Also hand·shak·ing. Computers. an exchange of predetermined signals between a computer and a peripheral device or another computer, made when a connection is initially established or at intervals during data transmission, in order to assure proper synchronization.

noun

  1. the act of grasping and shaking a person’s hand, as when being introduced or agreeing on a deal
n.

1801, from hand (n.) + shake (n.). Hand-shaking is attested from 1805.

see golden handshake.

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