Adjective "Handshakes" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Handshakes


    Definition:

    1. a gripping and shaking of right hands by two individuals, as to symbolize greeting, congratulation, agreement, or farewell.

    2. Also, handshaking. 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.

    Origin:
    handshake

    Examples:

    "smiles can be handshakes."

    "slogans can be handshakes."