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"panhandle" in British English

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panhandlenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpænˌhæn.dəl/ US
a ​long, ​thinpiece of ​landjoined to a ​largerarea: the Texas panhandle

panhandleverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈpænˌhæn.dəl/ US informal
to ​askpeople that you do not ​know for ​money, ​especially in a ​publicplace: He was ​arrested for panhandling.
panhandler
noun [C] uk   /-ˌhænd.lər/  us   /-ˌhænd.lɚ/ US
(Definition of panhandle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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panhandleverb [I]

 us   /ˈpænˌhæn·dəl/
  • panhandle verb [I] (ASK)

to ​ask for ​money, esp. in a ​publicplace; to ​beg: A ​homeless man often panhandles in ​front of the ​bank.

panhandlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈpænˌhæn·dəl/
  • panhandle noun [C] (AREA)

a ​long, ​narrowpiece of ​landjoined to a ​largerarea: The Oklahoma panhandle ​extends over Texas.
(Definition of panhandle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “panhandle”
in Chinese (Simplified) (与较大区域相连的)狭长区域…
in Turkish sokakta para toplamak, dilenmek…
in Russian просить милостыню…
in Chinese (Traditional) (與較大區域相連的)狹長區域…
in Polish żebrać…
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