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handed

[ han-did ]
/ ˈhæn dɪd /
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adjective
having or involving a hand or hands (usually used in combination): two-handed backhand; a four-handed piano work.
using a particular hand (usually used in combination): right-handed.
having, requiring, or with the number of people, workers, or players indicated (usually used in combination): a three-handed game of poker.
manned; staffed (usually used in combination).
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Origin of handed

First recorded in 1520–30; hand + -ed3
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British Dictionary definitions for handed

-handed

adjective
having a hand or hands as specifiedbroad-handed; a four-handed game of cards
made as specified for either left- or right-hand operation or positioning
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Medical definitions for handed

handed
[ hăndĭd ]

adj.
Of, relating to, or characterizing the dexterity, preference, or size with respect to a hand or hands.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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