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[wuhn-han-did] /ˈwʌnˈhæn dɪd/
having or using only one hand:
The left fielder made a one-handed catch of the fly ball.
with one hand:
to drive one-handed.
Origin of one-handed
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I fought as I could, one-handed, for I couldn't even guard with my right; but it was no use.

    The Grain Ship Morgan Robertson
  • Wolf Paw slid down from his horse and, one-handed, untied Nancy.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • Like the Greeks, they fought with the one-handed pike and shield.

    The Anabasis of Alexander Arrian of Nicomedia
  • Scruple is one-handed when a sceptre is to be seized, and a eunuch when fortune is to be wedded.

    The Man Who Laughs

    Victor Hugo
  • one-handed, with a single thrust, he picked Jason off the ground and sent him hurtling under the living arch.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • I could see Joe make a one-handed lunge with the rifle, and the bayonet showed fully a foot in front of the Germans chest.

    Atlantic Narratives Mary Antin
  • Only a one-handed weapon can be used in such a place, so they invented the harpoon and the bird dart.

    Our Little Eskimo Cousin Mary Hazleton Wade
  • A one-handed catch, wide on his left side, made the welkin ring with applause.

    Helena's Path Anthony Hope
  • I dont suppose youre going to call me down for that one-handed catch, are you?

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