Definitions

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  • adj. Without a handle, especially where objects of that type often do have handles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having no handle. Opposite of handled.

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

  • adj. having no handle

Etymologies

handle +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He placed three small, white, handleless cups on the table, then stepped away and returned with a matching pot, filling the cups with steaming, light green liquid.

    Blog Fiction | Sci-Fi | Out of the Frying Pan… | Station151

  • He placing three small, white, handleless cups on the table, then stepped away and returned with a matching pot, filling the cups with steaming, light green liquid.

    Blog Fiction | Sci-Fi | Out of the Frying Pan… | Station151

  • A tray with handleless ceramic coffee cups and a portable, single-burner charcoal stove are in front of her.

    America's Behind-the-Scenes Ambassadors Cultivate Foreign Friendships

  • The young sheikh drives me to his office on Al-Khalifa Avenue, where we are served cardamom-flavored coffee poured from a brass urn into small, handleless cups.

    Richard Bangs: Bahrain: Once Was Paradise

  • I abandoned this thought completely at the sight of the handleless steel door that was the only exit from the room.

    The Saved Man

  • In his North Cambridge workshop, outfitted with a lathe and a stamp and workbenches covered with handleless blades, he told me that even after two or three years of use, that prototype “still makes me smile.”

    Never a Dull Moment

  • The gin was served out to them in handleless china mugs.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • Small handleless cups — mine happen to be matte black on the outside and shiny chartreuse on the inside — that can be used for desserts, like pudding, as well as for post-prandial coffee.

    Table Talk

  • Sheik Omar raised a polished serving pot and poured Arabic coffee into two, small handleless cups.

    The Last Patriot

  • With its clean lines, built-in, handleless cabinetry, molding-less walls, it evoked a life of calmness, order and Zen-like serenity.

    The Comforts of Home

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