two-handed

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

two +‎ handed

Adjective[edit]

two-handed (not comparable)

  1. Using or designed for use by both hands at once.
  2. Involving, or designed for use by, two people.
    a two-handed game of cards
  3. Ambidextrous.
  4. Having two hands.
  5. (UK, slang, dated) Good with one's fists; able to fight well.
    • 1845, The Sportsman's Magazine of Life in London and the Country (page 355)
      The Baker was a two-handed hitter, and seemed perfectly awake to the business before him.

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References[edit]

  • (able to fight well): 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary

Adverb[edit]

two-handed (not comparable)

  1. In a two-handed manner.