Definition of handed
1 : having a hand or hands especially of a specified kind or number —usually used in combination a large-handed man
2 : using a specified hand or number of hands —used in combination right-handed a one-handed catch
Recent Examples of handed from the Web
Robertson, third baseman Todd Frazier and right-handed reliever Tommy Kahnle did, too.
The team recalled Tuesday’s starter, right-hander Sal Romano, as well as right-handed reliever Lisalverto Bonilla from Triple-A. To make room, the team also optioned outfielder Jesse Winker to Louisville.
The smoked tomato is a bit heavy-handed in the uni butter-poached shrimp, but fried hominy cakes with hot sauce have just the right drawl.
The peace camp in Israel was now hobbled, and Abbas was left empty-handed.
ESSA was passed after states became disillusioned with NCLB and the heavy-handed way that the Obama administration was implementing education policy.
But the left-handed slugger smacked a line drive to right field instead.
The Rangers reached an agreement with defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk on a four-year, $26.6 million contract on Saturday, adding a coveted right-handed defenseman to run their power play.
Falmouth has to let Bechina, a right-handed hitter, know of its intentions by Saturday.
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First Known Use of handed
before 12th century
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Definition of handed for Students
: using a particular hand or number of hands left-handed a one-handed catch
Medical Definition of handed
1: having a hand or hands especially of a specified kind or number—usually used in combination a large-handed man
2: using a specified hand or number of hands—used in combination right-handed
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