one-handed

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

Definition of one-handed

1 : having or using only one hand could beat him up one-handed
2a : designed for or requiring the use of only one hand
b : effected by the use of only one hand

First Known Use of one-handed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“One-handed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/one-handed. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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one-handed

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English Language Learners Definition of one-handed

: done using only one hand

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