Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Done by moving the hand (and arm) from below.
  • adj. Sly, dishonest, corrupt, cheating.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Underhand; clandestine.
  • adj. Insufficiently provided with hands or workers; short-handed; sparsely populated; obsolete in this sense, short-handed or understaffed being the preferrred term.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Underhand.
  • Not having an adequate supply of hands; short-handed; sparsely peopled.

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

  • adj. with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level
  • adj. marked by deception

Etymologies

under + handed (Wiktionary)

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