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English definition of “panhandle”

panhandle

noun [C] uk   /ˈpænˌhæn.dəl/ US us  
a long, thin piece of land joined to a larger area: the Texas panhandlePromontories and peninsulas

panhandle

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈpænˌhæn.dəl/ US informal us  
to ask people that you do not know for money, especially in a public place: He was arrested for panhandling.Making appeals and requests
panhandler
noun [C] uk   /-ˌhænd.lər/ us    /-ˌhænd.lɚ/ US
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