hand·​less | \ ˈhan(d)-ləs How to pronounce handless (audio) \

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
Recent Examples on the Web 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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“Handless.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handless. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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hand·​less | \ ˈhan-(d)ləs How to pronounce handless (audio) \

Medical Definition of handless

: having no hands

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