Definition of handover noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhændəʊvə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhændoʊvər//
    [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1the act of moving power or responsibility from one person or group to another; the period during which this is done the smooth handover of power from a military to a civilian government
  2. 2the act of giving a person or thing to somebody in authority the handover of the hostages
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: handover