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  1. involving three hands or players, as a game at cards.
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Origin of three-handed

First recorded in 1710–20
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for three-handed

Historical Examples of three-handed

  • "Then the game is three-handed," said Henry as he got up from his chair.

    Way of the Lawless

    Max Brand

  • I'm going to have breakfast, an' if you boys care to join me we'll make it three-handed.

  • The cars roll past him; the party are at a three-handed game now.

    The Modern Railroad

    Edward Hungerford

  • We played cards—a sort of three-handed whist—and other games.

    At the Court of the Amr

    John Alfred Gray

  • Dummy's declaration is compulsory, as in three-handed bridge.