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 combinationa large-handed man
2 : using a specified hand or number of hands used in combinationright-handeda one-handed catch

Examples of handed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Capela’s left-handed hook pushed the lead to 102-94, and Young sealed it with a pair of free throws to make it 104-94 with 33.2 seconds to go. George Henry, ajc, "Capela, Hunter propel Hawks past Timberwolves; MLK honored," 18 Jan. 2021 The class was headed by left-handed hitting CF Yeison Morrobel from the Dominican Republic. Evan Grant, Dallas News, "Rangers sign 19 players to begin international signing period," 15 Jan. 2021 With Drew Smyly departing for Atlanta in free agency and the Giants opting not to tender Tyler Anderson a contract, San Francisco had a need for a left-handed starter. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "Giants sign left-hander Alex Wood to one-year deal," 14 Jan. 2021 But, during overtime, his drawing of a charge while on defense followed by his left-handed driving layup on offense helped the visiting Cajuns to a 54-45 victory on Thursday. Chris Dabe, NOLA.com, "Jordan Trahan helps Country Day top Newman in overtime," 14 Jan. 2021 Marshall averaged a career-best 11.91 strikeouts per nine innings and limited opponents to a .198 average (17-for-86), including .119 (5-for-42) against left-handed hitters. Lamond Pope, chicagotribune.com, "Reliever Evan Marshall and the Chicago White Sox agree to a 1-year, $2 million deal," 31 Dec. 2020 Wall, acquired from Washington for Russell Westbrook, scored his first points since Dec. 26, 2018, on a thunderous left-handed dunk in transition. Chron, "Rockets beat Kings in John Wall's debut," 31 Dec. 2020 Kyle Carr, a left-handed pitcher/center fielder, is a freshman at USD. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Baseball coach, former Aztecs pitcher Desi Herrera dies at 46," 30 Dec. 2020 The Dodgers added organizational depth to their bullpen Tuesday, acquiring left-handed reliever Garrett Cleavinger from the Philadelphia Phillies in a three-way trade that also included the Tampa Bay Rays. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers acquire left-handed reliever Garrett Cleavinger in three-way trade," 29 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of handed

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

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The first known use of handed was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Handed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handed. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for handed

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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