Definitions

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

  • n. The grasping of hands by two people, as in greeting or leave-taking.
  • n. Computer Science An exchange of signals between two devices when communications begin in order to ensure synchronization.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The grasping of hands by two people when greeting or leave-taking
  • n. An exchange of signals between two devices when communications begin in order to ensure synchronization

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

  • n. grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)

Etymologies

hand +‎ shake (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • What's the deal? Why didn't the Prime Minister shake his hand?!
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    April 30, 2010