one-handed

adjective one-hand·ed \ ˈwən-ˈhan-dəd \

Definition of one-handed

1 : having or using only one hand
  • could beat him up one-handed
2 a : 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


ONE-HANDED Defined for English Language Learners

one-handed

adjective

Definition of one-handed for English Language Learners

  • : done using only one hand


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