shorthanded

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adjective short·hand·ed \ˌshȯrt-ˈhan-dəd\

Definition of shorthanded

  1. :  having, working with, or done with fewer than the regular or necessary number of people

1794

First Known Use of shorthanded

1794


SHORTHANDED Defined for English Language Learners

shorthanded

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adjective short·hand·ed \ˌshȯrt-ˈhan-dəd\

Definition of shorthanded for English Language Learners

  • : having fewer than the usual number of people available

  • ice hockey : made when a team member is off the ice for a penalty

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