- 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for one-handed
Cersei had been giving the Jaime the cold shoulder since his return, and the one-handed “Kingslayer” reaches his breaking point.Game of Thrones’ 8 Most WTF Scenes: Twincest Rape, Shadow Baby, George W. Bush’s Head, and More
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I fought as I could, one-handed, for I couldn't even guard with my right; but it was no use.The Grain Ship
Wolf Paw slid down from his horse and, one-handed, untied Nancy.Shaman
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.The Man Who Laughs
One-handed, with a single thrust, he picked Jason off the ground and sent him hurtling under the living arch.Deathworld