Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Said of games or contests where three persons play against each other, or two against one.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having three hands.
  • Done, played, etc., with three hands or by three persons: as, three-handed euchre.

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Examples

  • And In three-handed bridge, the dummy was the fourth pile of cards on the floor, which he always wanted but seldom got.

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  • The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009, Icon, 18) is a stripped-down, three-handed thriller shot almost entirely on a single-location set; a fortified room in which the eponymous heroine is held.

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  • The Home of the Gentry, by Ivan Turgenev Every suspect character in Turgenev's stories seems dedicated to playing "preference", a kind of three-handed whist.

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  • I helped get a pitiful three-handed $1-2 no-limit game going.

    Poker at Charles Town Races and Greenbrier

  • And while their three-handed "High Performance Work Organization" isn't perfect, it has clearly led to better financial results for the company, better wages and benefits for the workers, and better motorcycles.

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  • Rules and tactics of trio bridge, the official form of three-handed contract bridge by George S. Coffin, edited with an introduction by Guy Ramsey.

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  • She had just dropped in to see us, she said, - and was very bright, and played a three-handed card game with us, which was a trying one for East, I could see.

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  • Instead, the United States cut a three-handed deal.

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  • Sadly I have no pictures of this process I was home alone, without my husband/photographer to take the three-handed shots! but it definitely works.

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  • I reckon BUGS was far closer in spirit and intent to later three-handed 'team shows' like Department S or The Champions.

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