Definition of shorthanded
: having, working with, or done with fewer than the regular or necessary number of people
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Furthermore, it was decided by a court even more shorthanded than usual.
The court in a shorthanded 4-to-2 decision ended a long-running lawsuit filed against former officials in the administration of President George W. Bush for actions following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
A club that played without a handful of key players in Saturday’s shutout win against Minnesota will be even more shorthanded this weekend with Montreal coming to town.
Both teams killed off penalties and the Gulls nearly won it on a shorthanded goal but Kerdiles was thwarted by San Jose goalie Troy Grosenick’s glove hand.
The April 30 incident came just days after a report that the shorthanded police department’s efforts to bolster its ranks have failed.
The Sharks won just one of six draws on power plays and lost all three while shorthanded.
Daniel Winnik had a shorthanded goal, assist and four shots on goal against his former team.
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SHORTHANDED Defined for English Language Learners
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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