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four-handed

[ fawr-han-did, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˈhæn dɪd, ˈfoʊr- /
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adjective
involving four hands or players, as a game at cards:Bridge is usually a four-handed game.
intended for four hands, as a piece of music for the piano.
having four hands, or four feet adapted for use as hands; quadrumanous.
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Also four-hand [fawr-hand, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌhænd, ˈfoʊr-/ (for defs. 1, 2).

Origin of four-handed

First recorded in 1765–75
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British Dictionary definitions for four-handed

four-handed

adjective
(of a card game) arranged for four players
(of a musical composition) written for two performers at the same piano

Derived forms of four-handed

four-handedly, adverb
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