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- Lacking sufficient people or staff, as for a given task or job.
- They frequently found themselves short-handed on weekends.
- (team sports) Having, or occurring during an interval with, fewer than a full complement of players on the field, rink, or other venue of play.
- a short-handed goal
- (poker, of a table) Having fewer than the standard number of players.