four-hand·​ed ˈfȯr-ˈhan-dəd How to pronounce four-handed (audio)
: engaged in by four persons
a four-handed card game
: designed for four hands
a four-handed piano piece

Examples of four-handed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shallots, garlic, and curry leaves are among the ingredients used in the cooking lesson at Kayal Island Retreat Ana Lui The first treatment, a four-handed massage, used warm oil. Vasudha Rai, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Jan. 2023 Keeping the art of two piano and one-piano, four-handed performance thriving is a mission of Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem, faculty members and Piano Duo in Residence at the Music Institute of Chicago. Myrna Petlicki, Chicago Tribune, 3 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1770, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of four-handed was circa 1770

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“Four-handed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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