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- 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.
- Having less than a quorum.
1994, Alabama Court of Appeals, Louisiana. Courts of Appeal, Florida. District Court of Appeals, West's southern reporter, page 1120:
- Neither the code nor the case law discuss whether or how the power of a shorthanded school board should be curtailed
- (team sports) Having, or occurring during an interval with, fewer than a full complement of players, often as the result of a penalty.
- (poker, of a table) Having fewer than the standard number of players.
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- Some of the ideas discussed in the Omaha eight-or-better section include general concepts, position, low hands, high hands, your starting hand, play on the flop, multi-way versus shorthanded play, scare cards, getting counterfeited, and your playing style.
- In a shorthanded manner.