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
The goalkeeper blocked a header and strike from Gonzalo Higuain, and produced a one-handed save when Miralem Pjanic picked a gap through a crowd of defenders.
Eisner’s writing here, by modern standards, is ham-handed.
After three relievers helped limit the Cubs to three hits Monday, manager Joe Maddon is playing the percentages Tuesday night in stacking his lineup with left-handed hitters against San Diego Padres rookie Dinelson Lamet.
He was assaulted, police said, but the robber fled empty-handed.
In need of some pop against left-handed pitching, the Red Sox called up Travis on Tuesday from Class AAA Pawtucket.
The right-handed Quantrill, who in that May 2 game struck out rehabbing Dodgers Logan Forsythe (three times) and Joc Pederson (once), was the Padres’ first pick last June, eighth overall.
The suspect left empty-handed and was driven away in a dark four-door sedan.
That set the table for Josh Alberius in the bottom of the inning, as the right-handed reliever retired the side to finish off the first no-hitter in the SEC Tournament's 510-game history.
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Before 12th Century
First Known Use of handed
before 12th century
HANDED Defined for Kids
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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