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handless

[hand-lis]
adjective
  1. without a hand or hands.
  2. clumsy; awkward: to be handless at a task.
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Origin of handless

First recorded in 1375–1425, handless is from the late Middle English word hand(e)les. See hand, -less
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Examples from the Web for handless

Historical Examples of handless

  • And then the headless, handless figure went to the door and out.

    Captives of the Flame

    Samuel R. Delany

  • The other arm was handless, as if amputated between the elbow and wrist.

  • Invoking the curse with a sweep of his handless arm, he strode from the room.

    The Ward of King Canute

    Ottilie A. Liljencrantz

  • Before the blade could be drawn, Rothgar had stepped in front of his royal foster-brother with a savage sweep of his handless arm.

    The Ward of King Canute

    Ottilie A. Liljencrantz

  • Seeing it, Rothgar held up his handless left arm for silence.

    The Ward of King Canute

    Ottilie A. Liljencrantz