handsel [noun]

Definition of handsel:

To use or do for the first time, especially so as to make fortunate or unfortunate; to try experimentally.

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Sentence/Example of handsel:

The handsel was popular as a new year's gift from the 14th to 19th centuries, but it also had a broader application to mark any new situation.