How can we describe this way of shaking hands?

image of someone grasping another person’s hands with both of theirs

The men are using both hands to shake hands.

This doesn't sound coherent. But I'm unable to find another construction.


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When people shake hands, they usually grasp each other's extended right hand and, very often, the hands will be moved up and down. The action in the picture looks more like clasping than shaking. One man is clasping the other's hands with his own. When clasping, no movement need take place.

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    ...move them up and down, or is bobbing involved where you're from? Dec 5, 2021 at 16:04
  • Nothing about swords? Or even driving on the left-hand side or right-hand side? Dec 6, 2021 at 0:12

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