from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking the usual or necessary number of workers, employees, or assistants.
- adj. Sports Having fewer players on the ice or playing area than the opposing team, usually because of a penalty.
- adj. Sports Scored by a team that is short-handed: a short-handed goal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Lacking sufficient people or staff, as for a given task or job.
- adj. Having, or occurring during an interval with, fewer than a full complement of players on the field, rink, or other venue of play.
- adj. Having fewer than the standard number of players.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Short of, or lacking the regular number of, servants or helpers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not having the neeessary or regular number of hands, servants, or assistants.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.
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