short-handed


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short-hand·ed

(shôrt′hăn′dĭd)
adj.
1. Lacking the usual or necessary number of workers, employees, or assistants.
2. Sports
a. Having fewer players on the ice or playing area than the opposing team, usually because of a penalty.
b. Scored by a team that is short-handed: a short-handed goal.

short-handed

adj
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) lacking the usual or necessary number of assistants, workers, etc
2. (General Sporting Terms) sport US and Canadian with less than the full complement of players
ˌshort-ˈhandedness n

short′-hand′ed



adj.
not having the usual or necessary number of workers, helpers, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.short-handed - inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.short-handed - inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.; "they're rather short-handed at the moment"; "overcrowded and understaffed hospitals"
inadequate, unequal - lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task"
Translations

short-handed

[ˈʃɔːtˈhændɪd] ADJfalto de mano de obra/personal

short-handed

[ˈʃɔːtˈhændɪd] adja corto di personale

short

(ʃoːt) adjective
1. not long. You look nice with your hair short; Do you think my dress is too short?
2. not tall; smaller than usual. a short man.
3. not lasting long; brief. a short film; in a very short time; I've a very short memory for details.
4. not as much as it should be. When I checked my change, I found it was 20 cents short.
5. (with of) not having enough (money etc). Most of us are short of money these days.
6. (of pastry) made so that it is crisp and crumbles easily.
adverb
1. suddenly; abruptly. He stopped short when he saw me.
2. not as far as intended. The shot fell short.
ˈshortness noun
ˈshortage (-tidʒ) noun
a lack; the state of not having enough. a shortage of water.
ˈshorten verb
to make or become shorter. The dress is too long – we'll have to shorten it.
ˈshortening noun
(especially American) the fat used for making pastry.
ˈshortly adverb
soon. He will be here shortly; Shortly after that, the police arrived.
shorts noun plural
short trousers for men or women.
ˈshortbread noun
a kind of crisp, crumbling biscuit.
ˌshort-ˈchange verb
to cheat (a buyer) by giving him too little change.
short circuit the missing out by an electric current of a part of an electrical circuit (verb ˌshort-ˈcircuit)
ˈshortcoming noun
a fault.
ˈshortcut noun
a quicker way between two places. I'm in a hurry – I'll take a shortcut across the field.
ˈshorthand noun
a method of writing rapidly, using strokes, dots etc to represent sounds.
ˌshort-ˈhanded adjective
having fewer workers than are necessary or usual.
ˈshort-list noun
a list of candidates selected from the total number of applicants for a job etc.
verb
to put on a short-list. We've short-listed three of the twenty applicants.
ˌshort-ˈlived (-ˈlivd) , ((American) -ˈlaivd) adjective
living or lasting only for a short time. short-lived insects; short-lived enthusiasm.
ˌshort-ˈrange adjective
1. not reaching a long distance. short-range missiles.
2. not covering a long time. a short-range weather forecast.
ˌshort-ˈsighted adjective
seeing clearly only things that are near. I don't recognize people at a distance because I'm short-sighted.
ˌshort-ˈsightedly adverb
ˌshort-ˈsightedness noun
ˌshort-ˈtempered adjective
easily made angry. My husband is very short-tempered in the mornings.
ˌshort-ˈterm adjective
1. concerned only with the near future. short-term plans.
2. lasting only a short time. a short-term loan.
by a short head
by a very small amount. to win by a short head.
for short
as an abbreviation. His name is Victor, but we call him Vic for short.
go short
to cause oneself not to have enough of something. Save this carton for tomorrow, or else we'll go short (of milk).
in short
in a few words.
in short supply
not available in sufficient quantity. Fresh vegetables are in short supply.
make short work of
to dispose of very quickly. The children made short work of the ice-cream.
run short
1. (of a supply) to become insufficient. Our money is running short.
2. (with of) not to have enough. We're running short of money.
short and sweet
His reply was short and sweet: `Get out!' he shouted.
short for
an abbreviation of. `Phone' is short for `telephone'; What is `Ltd.' short for?
short of
not as far as or as much as. Our total came to just short of $1,000; We stopped five miles short of London.
References in classic literature ?
Yes, we are very short-handed and the chief let me go down to see Mr.
I, too, spent my time on shore with him, only occasionally going for cruises of several days on the bay to help out on short-handed scow-schooners.
Guess you won't want him, anyway, an' this blame windlass work makes us short-handed.
We are short-handed upon the Thuria, so quickly did we depart.
The cause of it all, as near as I could make out, was that the man, who was mate, had gone on a debauch before leaving San Francisco, and then had the poor taste to die at the beginning of the voyage and leave Wolf Larsen short-handed.
I had laid in an extra force of chaplains, purposely to be prepared for emergencies like this, but by some unaccountable oversight had come away rather short-handed in the matter of barkeepers.
I'm just off a two-yearer in an eight-knot tramp, short-handed at that, and I wants a rest.
We were short-handed, with hardly men enough to man the angles of the building and to serve the guns.
Finland scored two more goals and won the game 5-2, making the most of their power play as they scored three short-handed goals.
The Braves were short-handed with Sam Dellow sitting out a minor clipping penalty when Thomas Fraser netted his first goal of the game at 15.
Tampa scored three times on the power play, once short-handed and once just after a power play ended.
But in another sign the Bruins are slowly, but certainly coming around, they scored two short-handed goals and a pair on the power play to netting a 5-3 win that extended their unbeaten streak to five games at 4-0-1.