Meaning of panhandle

pan•han•dle

Pronunciation: (pan'han"dl), [key]
— n.
  1. the handle of a pan.
  2. (sometimes cap.) a long, narrow, projecting strip of territory that is not a peninsula, esp. such a part of a specified state: the panhandle of Alaska; the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.

pan•han•dle

Pronunciation: (pan'han"dl), [key]
— v., -dled, -dling.
—v.i.
  1. to accost passers-by on the street and beg from them.
—v.t.
  1. to accost and beg from.
  2. to obtain by accosting and begging from someone.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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