fist bump

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fist bump

1. noun The act of touching the knuckle side of one's clenched fist with someone else's, either as a greeting or in a cheerful or celebratory manner. Also known as a "pound." He was so excited by the team's overtime win that he gave everyone fist bumps as we left the stadium.
2. verb To touch one's clenched fist with someone else's in such a manner. He was so excited by the team's overtime win that he was fist bumping everyone as we left the stadium.
See also: bump, fist
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2 A Glasgow MP wanting us to greet each other with a fist bump instead of a handshake as it's healthier.
The study found that nearly twice as many bacteria were transferred during a handshake compared to a high-five and significantly fewer bacteria were transmitted during a fist bump.
That study found that a handshake resulted in significantly greater bacteria colonization on the hand than a fist bump.
The spread of infectious diseases is lower with a fist bump because it is faster than shaking hands and there is less surface area exposed, meaning there is less chance for bacteria to spread from person to person.
When there's flu going round or coughs and colds, definitely if you want to touch someone as a greeting a fist bump is much better than a handshake.
The two former teammates came out for the opening tipoff in Houston with Bryant extending a fist bump and O'Neal playfully slapping it away.