Definitions for handgripˈhændˌgrɪp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the grip or clasp of a hand, as in greeting.
a handle or similar part of an object affording a grip by the hand, as for lifting.
handgrips, hand-to-hand combat.
Origin of handgrip:
handle, grip, handgrip, hold(noun)
the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
"he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
A covering (often rubber or foam) on a handle, designed to allow the user a more comfortable or more secure hold on the handle.
A handshake; a way of gripping hands with another person.
The ability of a person (or other animal with hands) to grip something with a hand.