The handle of a pan; hence, fig., any arm or projection suggestive of the handle of a pan; as, the panhandle of West Virginia, Texas, or Idaho.
- To approach strangers and beg for money or food.
- To approach and beg from (a stranger).
- To obtain by approaching and begging from a stranger: panhandled money. See Synonyms at cadge.
- The handle of a pan.
- A narrow strip of territory projecting from a larger, broader area, as in Alaska, Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia.