- having two hands.
- using both hands equally well; ambidextrous.
- involving or requiring the use of both hands: a two-handed sword; a two-handed backhand.
- requiring the hands of two persons to operate: a two-handed saw.
- engaged in by two persons: a two-handed game.
Origin of two-handed
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Examples from the Web for two-handed
Bassam reached out and shook my hand, his two-handed grip like a vice—grateful, to be sure, but reaffirming his dominance.Iraq War 10th Anniversary: The Teamster
John Kael Weston
March 17, 2013
They might have been compared to a rapier and a two-handed broadsword.The Highgrader
William MacLeod Raine
The two-handed sword, the old claymore, are his weapons, not the rapier.St. Ronan's Well
Sir Walter Scott
The two-handed engine, I am positive, is St. Michael's sword.
Why, the four-footed worker has already got all that this two-handed one is clamouring for!Past and Present
The tongs, like the two-handed sword of Bruce, cannot be wielded by puny people.Backlog Studies
Charles Dudley Warner
- requiring the use of both hands
- requiring the participation or cooperation of two people
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