hand·​less | \ˈhan(d)-ləs \

Definition of handless 

1 : having no hands

2 : inefficient in manual tasks : clumsy

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Examples of handless in a Sentence

she's far too handless to be good at needlework

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Join us on deck for games such as handless doughnut eating, deadeye bowling and cauldron tossing. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Weekend guide: Farm & Fleet Toyland celebration, Halloween haunts, a haunted ship and more," 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of handless

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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hand·​less | \ˈhan-(d)ləs \

Medical Definition of handless 

: having no hands

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