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

  • adj. Having or making use of only one hand.
  • adj. Calling for or brought about by the use of only one hand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having only one hand.
  • adj. Using only one hand.
  • adj. Very easily, without effort.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Adapted for the use of one hand; capable of being handled with one hand; single-handed: as, a one-handed flyrod: opposed to two-handed or double-handed.

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

  • adj. having or using a single hand


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