What is Hand-selling?

Hand-selling definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a gift or token for good luck or as an expression of good wishes, as at the beginning of the new year or when entering upon a new situation or enterprise.
a first installment of payment.
the initial experience of anything; first encounter with or use of something taken as a token of what will follow; foretaste.

verb (used with object), handA.seled, handA.selA.ing or (especially British) handA.selled, handA.selA.ling.
to give a handsel to.
to inaugurate auspiciously.
to use, try, or experience for the first time.


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