from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without a hand.
  • adj. Without a handle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without a hand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without a hand or hands: as, a handless clock.
  • Unhandy; awkward.

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

  • adj. without a hand or hands
  • adj. lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands


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  • Apparently this means awkward or clumsy. I guess this makes sense, if you think about what dexterous actually means.

    December 8, 2007