[ too-han-did ]
/ ˈtuˈhæn dɪd /


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

Related forms

two-hand·ed·ly, adverbtwo-hand·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for two-handed



requiring the use of both hands
requiring the participation or cooperation of two people

Derived Forms

two-handedly, adverb
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