panhandle

[ pan-han-dl ]SEE DEFINITION OF panhandle
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PANHANDLE

It was a hard-luck symposium, of course; but there was more to it than just a panhandle touch.

Yet there was no better line-rider in the Panhandle than Jumbo Wilkins.

Somehow the sobriquet had clung to him even after his return to the Panhandle.

I'm not goin' to beg you on my knees to take the best job in the Panhandle.

The cañon was at that time a terra incognita to these cattlemen of the Panhandle.

Either of these men could have traveled the Panhandle blindfolded.

But lately a company of the Texas Rangers had moved up into the Panhandle.

Yet it would be easy to overstate the lawlessness of the Panhandle.

Amarillo in the Panhandle was then purely a cattleman's town.

"Him an' th' Deacon was killed over in th' Panhandle," he said.

WORD ORIGIN

"something resembling the handle of a pan," 1851, from pan (n.) + handle (n.). Especially in reference to geography, originally American English, from 1856, in reference to Virginia (now West Virginia; Florida, Texas, Idaho, Oklahoma, and Alaska also have them). Meaning "an act of begging" is attested from 1849, perhaps from notion of arm stuck out like a panhandle, or of one who handles a (beggar's) pan.

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