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hand the part on the end of the human arm, used for grasping or holding. [17 definitions]
hand- for or by the hand.
hand ax a primitive, handleless stone implement shaped and used like the head of an ax.
handbag a bag or similar receptacle, used usu. by women to carry small personal articles and necessities; purse. [2 definitions]
handball a game for two or four players in which a ball is batted against a wall or walls with the hand. [2 definitions]
handbarrow a flat frame or litter with pairs of handles at each end by which it can be carried by two people.
handbill a printed announcement or advertisement to be distributed by hand.
handbook a book or pamphlet that gives concise information or instruction on a specific subject; manual.
handbreadth a unit of length usu. equal to four inches or approximately ten centimeters; hand's-breadth; hand's breadth.
handcar a small platform or open car on wheels, usu. powered by a hand pump and used on a railway to transport railroad workers and equipment over short distances.
handcart a small, often two-wheeled cart drawn or pushed by hand.
handclasp the grasping of each other's hands by two or more people, as a salutation or expression of affection, sympathy, or the like.
handcraft variant of handicraft. [2 definitions]
handcuff one of two ring-shaped metal restraints that can be locked around a prisoner's wrists, usu. connected to each other by a short chain or bar. [3 definitions]
hand down to give to one's children or successors.
handed of or pertaining to the preference for or dexterity in using one hand rather than the other (usu. used in combination). [2 definitions]
handedness a tendency to use one hand more than the other (usu. used in combination).
handful a quantity that can be held in a single hand. [3 definitions]
hand grenade a small hand-thrown explosive shell that is exploded by a fuse or on impact.
handgun a firearm that can be held and used with one hand, such as a pistol.
hand-held small or light enough to be operated while held in the hand. [2 definitions]