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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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LeBron James scored 38 points, Dwyane Wade added 31 and the Miami Heat dominated the second half to beat the short-handed Charlotte Bobcats 96-82 on Monday night for their 11th straight road win.
After the short-handed Heat escaped with a win in Atlanta, coach Erik Spoelstra revealed that Curry is close to be cleared for physical contact.
His short-handed goal has the potential to end up the biggest goal of this Stanley Cup Finals.
You can't give them a goal short-handed like that.
Brian Rafalski got outmuscled on Jordan Staal's short-handed goal.
They gave up a short-handed goal and allowed another Pittsburgh power-play goal.
A win here means that Justin Verlander will have an opportunity to pitch in Game Five and that the short-handed Tigers have a legitimate shot at stealing this series.
Staal, whose key short-handed goal carried the Penguins to a 4-2 victory in Game 4, skated in on a 2-on-1 break started by Tyler Kennedy.
The Bengals came up short on the scoreboard more often than not and were also short-handed down the stretch.
There were a few standout moments in Tuesday's smattering of short-handed efforts: One was when Mike Knuble gained possession of the puck and proceeded to kill a significant amount of time in the Bruins 'zone, much to the chagrin of the three players trying to get the puck away from him.