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 for hardware handshaking
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  hardware handshaking
  
      A technique for regulating the flow of data
     across an interface by means of signals carried on separate
     wires.
  
     A common example is the RTS (Request to Send) and CTS (Clear
     to Send) signals on an EIA-232 serial line.
  
     The alternative, software handshaking, uses two special
     characters inserted into the data stream to carry the same
     information.
  
     (1995-01-23)
  

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