handed

adjective
hand·​ed | \ ˈhan-dəd How to pronounce handed (audio) \

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-handeda one-handed catch

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Michelle Murphy never saw his face, but noticed he was left-handed. CBS News, "The Hollywood Ripper: How "48 Hours" helped crack the case of convicted serial killer Michael Gargiulo," 14 Sep. 2019 Midway through his pre-game warmup in the bullpen earlier this week, the skin on the middle finger of Ray’s left hand ripped off, which was problematic since Ray is left-handed. Kent Somers, azcentral, "Arizona Diamondbacks almost became something more than incredibly average," 13 Sep. 2019 The Giants announced Saturday they’ve claimed left-handed reliever Wandy Peralta on waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "Giants’ waiver wire frenzy continues, team claims sixth player in six-week span," 7 Sep. 2019 Padres left-handed reliever Matt Strahm is thriving in bullpen again, still harbors starter aspirations SAN FRANCISCO — Corey Seager’s eyes fairly widened. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Matt Strahm’s success in Padres bullpen cuts both ways," 31 Aug. 2019 In 2019, this is the barbecue life: get there early or leave empty-handed. San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Naming the best of the best San Antonio barbecue," 30 Aug. 2019 Two of them, left-handed pitcher Phillip Diehl and righty Rico Garcia, suited up for both the Yard Goats and the Colorado Rockies in 2019. Chris Brodeur, courant.com, "From attendance and peanut servings to call-ups and BBQ, here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Yard Goats’ 2019 season," 30 Aug. 2019 Though the rest of the collection, which included clothing, backpacks, and other rain boots, remained available, fans who had been craving a pair of Hunter's iconic tall boots in ladies' sizing were left empty-handed. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The Hunter Boots and Target Collection Is Coming Back For a Limited Time," 2 Aug. 2019 The Royals have traded left-handed reliever Jake Diekman to the Oakland Athletics for two minor league prospects amid of flurry of moves before Saturday night’s game against Cleveland. baltimoresun.com, "Royals trade reliever Jake Diekman to Athletics," 27 July 2019

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First Known Use of handed

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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handed

adjective
hand·​ed | \ ˈhan-dəd How to pronounce handed (audio) \

Kids Definition of handed

: using a particular hand or number of hands left-handed a one-handed catch

handed

adjective
hand·​ed | \ ˈhan-dəd How to pronounce handed (audio) \

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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