Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

both hands

Slang definitions & phrases for both hands

both hands

noun phrase

A ten-year prison sentence (1930s+ Underworld)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for both hands
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Timon gives with both hands, but when he appeals to his friends, is treated as a bore.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • He had opened a jar of blackberry jam, and was just going for it with both hands.

    The Little Colonel Annie Fellows Johnston
  • both hands clutched her throat, as though she strangled for air.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • Phoebe stood up, leaning hard upon the table with both hands.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • As it descended he seized it with both hands and swung it in towards himself.

    The Slave Of The Lamp Henry Seton Merriman

Word of the Day

Word Value for both

9
9
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for both hands