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two-handed

[too-han-did] /ˈtuˈhæn dɪd/
adjective
1.
having two hands.
2.
using both hands equally well; ambidextrous.
3.
involving or requiring the use of both hands:
a two-handed sword; a two-handed backhand.
4.
requiring the hands of two persons to operate:
a two-handed saw.
5.
engaged in by two persons:
a two-handed game.
Origin of two-handed
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50
Related forms
two-handedly, adverb
two-handedness, noun
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  • They might have been compared to a rapier and a two-handed broadsword.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • The two-handed sword, the old claymore, are his weapons, not the rapier.

    St. Ronan's Well Sir Walter Scott
  • The two-handed engine, I am positive, is St. Michael's sword.

  • Why, the four-footed worker has already got all that this two-handed one is clamouring for!

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle
  • The tongs, like the two-handed sword of Bruce, cannot be wielded by puny people.

    Backlog Studies Charles Dudley Warner
  • Shall we go on with this, or shall we have a game of two-handed patience?

    The Time of Roses

    L. T. Meade
  • A two-handed sword too long to be supported by a waist-belt.

    The Bruce John Barbour
  • He stood up with her and gave her a long, two-handed handshake.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow
  • It was all right to flirt, to play the two-handed game for fun.

    The Boss of Wind River David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
British Dictionary definitions for two-handed

two-handed

adjective
1.
requiring the use of both hands
2.
ambidextrous
3.
requiring the participation or cooperation of two people
Derived Forms
two-handedly, adverb
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