Definition of hand rest in US English:

hand rest


  • 1Any of various devices for resting the hand or hands on or supporting the hand whilst performing some activity.

  • 2A T-shaped device on a lathe for supporting a manual turning tool.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Surrey, Southwark, Middlesex, Sussex Gazette. From hand + rest.


hand rest

/ˈhand rɛst/