from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Requiring the use of two hands at once.
  • adjective Made to be operated by two people.
  • adjective Able to use both hands with equal facility; ambidextrous.
  • adjective Having two hands.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having two hands; bimanous, as man
  • Requiring two hands to wield or manage: as, a two-handed sword.
  • Using both hands equally well; ambidextrous; hence, handy at anything; adaptable; generally efficient.
  • Adapted for use by two persons; requiring the hands of two persons: as, a two-handed saw (a whip-saw with a handle at each end); a twohanded float (a plasterers' float so large as to require two men to work it).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having two hands; -- often used as an epithet equivalent to large, stout, strong, or powerful.
  • adjective Used with both hands.
  • adjective Using either hand equally well; ambidextrous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective operated by both hands at once
  • adjective operated by two people
  • adjective ambidextrous
  • adjective having two hands

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

  • adjective equally skillful with each hand
  • adjective requiring two hands or designed for two people


Sorry, no etymologies found.



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