shorthanded

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Etymology[edit]

From short + hand + -ed.

Pronunciation[edit]

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shorthanded (comparative more shorthanded, superlative most shorthanded)

  1. Lacking sufficient staff or people, as for normal or efficient operations.
    The tiny restaurant usually got by with three workers on that shift, but found itself shorthanded when the tour bus pulled in.
  2. (ice hockey) Having fewer skaters on the ice during a play, as a result of a penalty.

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