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*glad hand

Fig. an overly friendly welcome; a symbol of insincere attention. (*Typically: get ~; give someone ∼.) Whenever I go into that store, I get the glad hand. I hate to go to a party and get the glad hand.
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glad hand

A warm and hearty but often insincere welcome or greeting, as in Politicians are apt to give the glad hand to one and all. [Slang; late 1800s]
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TA will sell the WAR-LOK t-Series product line, including the WAR-LOK TAB-10 (tractor air brake lock), WAR-LOK TGH-10 (trailer glad hand lock), WAR-LOK TKP-10 (trailer king pin lock), WAR-LOK TL-10 (trailer rear door lock), WAR-LOK 8033 padlock and the WAR-LOK TSK-50 (five-piece security kit).
The device includes a glad hand lock, control panel and internal and external traffic lights for visual communication.
Under the agreement, Gabriel's t-Series WAR-LOK physical security line will be sold through Aurora's distribution network, including the WAR-LOK TAB-10 (truck air brake lock), WAR-LOK TGH-10 (trailer glad hand lock), WAR-LOK TKP-10 (trailer king pin lock), WAR-LOK TL-10 (trailer rear door lock) and the WAR-LOK line of padlocks.
The device includes a glad hand lock, control panel, and internal and external traffic lights for visual communication.
In addition to offering truck and trailer parts, Wick's Truck Trailers will now market and distribute several WAR-LOK(TM) t-Series products including: the TAB-10 (truck air brake lock), the TKP-10 (trailer king pin lock), the TGH-10 (trailer glad hand lock), the TL-10 (trailer rear door lock) and the TH-10 (trailer rear door hasp).
The WAR-LOK TSK-50 package includes a TL-10 (a cast steel barrier box with a reusable, removable, keyed locking device that fits securely over the hasp of most trailers with swing-out doors), TKP-10 (a king pin lock designed for dropped trailers), TAB-10 (a truck air brake lock that protects idling trucks from theft by completely encasing the air valves), TGH-10 (a glad hand lock that protects a trailer's air brake system from being connected to the tractor) and a Top Security Padlock, all in a convenient carrying case.
The TSK-50 is a complete tractor/trailer security solution that includes the TL-10 barrier box, TKP-10 king pin lock, TAB-10 air brake lock, TGH-10 glad hand lock and the TPL pad lock from the t-Series line of WAR-LOK cargo locks.
The TAB-10 (truck air brake lock) and the TGH-10 (trailer glad hand lock) prevent cargo tampering, theft and terrorism threats on trucks and trailers.