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three-handed

[ three-han-did ]

adjective

  1. involving three hands or players, as a game at cards.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of three-handed1

First recorded in 1710–20

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Example Sentences

The dealer makes the declaration or passes it to his dummy to make by the same rules as in three-handed or dummy bridge.

Karel, Van Saetzema and Dijkerhof were playing three-handed bridge at the third table.

Then the third command loomed up, and a three-handed dispute arose.

Mr. Van Alstyne and his wife came in that same day, just before dinner, and we played three-handed bridge for half an hour.

His cousin sat down at the table with us, and we played three-handed (cut-throat) euchre.

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