adjective, hand·i·er, hand·i·est.
Related formshand·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for handiness
Butts had been introduced as a stalking-horse, but there was no doubt about Si's admiration of his "handiness."The Magnetic North|Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
What the Basutus gain in art and handiness they lose in manliness and gentlemanly feeling.Cetywayo and his White Neighbours|H. Rider Haggard
When the 'Ariel'—for so they called her—arrived, the friends were delighted with her speed and handiness.Shelley|Sydney Waterlow
My handiness with the ropes, when I volunteered to help in hoisting sail, surprised and even perplexed him.The Adventures of Harry Revel|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Bob inherited his handiness from his father, who seemed a master of all crafts, a true Yankee genius.Hawthorne and His Circle|Julian Hawthorne
British Dictionary definitions for handiness (1 of 2)
adjective handier or handiest
Derived Formshandiness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for handiness (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with handiness
see come in handy.