having or using only one hand: The left fielder made a one-handed catch of the fly ball.


with one hand: to drive one-handed.

Origin of one-handed

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for one-handed

Contemporary Examples of one-handed

Historical Examples of one-handed

  • I fought as I could, one-handed, for I couldn't even guard with my right; but it was no use.

    The Grain Ship

    Morgan Robertson

  • Wolf Paw slid down from his horse and, one-handed, untied Nancy.


    Robert Shea

  • Like the Greeks, they fought with the one-handed pike and shield.

    The Anabasis of Alexander

    Arrian of Nicomedia

  • Scruple is one-handed when a sceptre is to be seized, and a eunuch when fortune is to be wedded.

  • One-handed, with a single thrust, he picked Jason off the ground and sent him hurtling under the living arch.


    Harry Harrison