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1. Having or making use of only one hand.
2. Calling for or brought about by the use of only one hand.

one′-hand′ed adv.


1. performed using one hand
2. designed for use with one hand
3. having only one hand
using one hand


1. having or using only one hand.
2. involving the use of only one hand.
3. with one hand.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - having or using a single hand; "one-handed golfers"; "a one-handed backetball shot"
handed - having or involving the use of hands; "a handed, tree-living animal"; "a four-handed card game"


A. ADV to catch the ball one-handedrecoger la pelota con una sola mano
B. ADJmanco
References in classic literature ?
Whether it was that Tashtego, that wild Indian, was so heedless and reckless as to let go for a moment his one-handed hold on the great cabled tackles suspending the head; or whether the place where he stood was so treacherous and oozy; or whether the Evil One himself would have it to fall out so, without stating his particular reasons; how it was exactly, there is no telling now; but, on a sudden, as the eightieth or ninetieth bucket came suckingly up --my God
Liza-Lu then went to bed, and Tess, locking them all in, started on her way up the dark and crooked lane or street not made for hasty progress; a street laid out before inches of land had value, and when one-handed clocks sufficiently subdivided the day.
To be left-handed is usually to be two-handed; the right-handed people are usually one-handed.
But Nelson pulled his bandaged hand, bullet-perforated, out of its sling, and, held by us, wept and roared his Berserker belief that he could lick Soup Kennedy one-handed.
The deal will facilitate both partners to strengthen their market position and collaborate to market Easysnap's one-handed unit dose sampling system and leverage on its patented and proprietary technologies.
This agreement will allow both partners to expand their market position and work together to broadly market Easysnap's one-handed unit dose sampling system worldwide and capitalize on its patented and proprietary technologies.
A WAW LKER was rescued after hanging one-handed from a mountain - and texting for help with his other hand.
An answer to this question must grapple with the most essential issues concerning one-handed performance.
There was a time when, if you wanted to be considered a good shot, you practiced one-handed.
Handy one-handed tools for defense often come with edges or pointy ends.
The fourth dunk -- a windmill over the table -- was a bit anticlimactic because Robinson missed nine straight times before landing a one-handed spin move off the backboard.
The emergence of the one-handed opening knife presents a much greater threat as someone can draw it quickly from a pocket and open it in less than a second.