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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to dexterity, preference, or size with respect to a hand or hands. Often used in combination: one-handed; left-handed; large-handed.
  • adj. Relating to a specified number of people. Often used in combination: a four-handed card game.
  • adj. Of or relating to the mirror-image structure of a chiral molecule.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. With hands joined; hand in hand.
  • adj. Having a peculiar or characteristic hand.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of hand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. With hands joined; hand in hand.
  • adj. Having a peculiar or characteristic hand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having hands; provided with hands.
  • Having a hand characterized in some specified manner: used especially in composition: as, right-handed, left-handed, empty-handed, full-handed, etc.
  • Having the hands joined.
  • Done by hand in a specified way; also, done, used, played, etc., by a specified number of hands: as, cross-handed or open-handed rowing; a double-handed game; a two-handed sword; a four-handed piece of music.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or involving the use of hands

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Examples

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