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1. Requiring the use of two hands at once: a two-handed sledgehammer.
2. Made to be operated by two people: a two-handed crosscut saw.
3. Able to use both hands with equal facility; ambidextrous.
4. Having two hands.


1. requiring the use of both hands
2. ambidextrous
3. requiring the participation or cooperation of two people
ˌtwo-ˈhandedly adv


1. having two hands.
2. ambidextrous.
3. involving or requiring the use of both hands.
4. requiring or engaged in by two persons.
two′-hand′ed•ly, adv.
two′-hand′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.two-handed - equally skillful with each handtwo-handed - equally skillful with each hand; "an ambidextrous surgeon"
2.two-handed - requiring two hands or designed for two peopletwo-handed - requiring two hands or designed for two people; "a two-handed sledgehammer"; "a two-handed crosscut saw"; "a machine designed for bimanual operation"
handed - having or involving the use of hands; "a handed, tree-living animal"; "a four-handed card game"


[ˈtuːˈhændɪd] ADJde dos manos; [tool etc] → para dos manos


[ˌtuːˈhændɪd] adj (Tennis) two-handed gripimpugnatura a due mani


(tuː) noun
1. the number or figure 2.
2. the age of 2.
1. 2 in number.
2. aged 2.
having two (of something). a two-door car.
ˌtwo-ˈfaced adjective
decitful. a two-faced person.
ˌtwo-ˈhanded adjective, adverb
(to be used, played etc) with two hands. a two-handed stroke.
twosome noun
two people; a couple. They usually travel in a twosome.
ˌtwo-ˈway adjective
able to act, operate, be used etc in two ways or directions. two-way traffic; a two-way radio.
ˈtwo-year-old noun
a person or animal that is two years old.
(of a person, animal or thing) that is two years old.
in two
(broken) in two pieces. The magazine was torn in two.
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Maybe he's a budding DJ and was two-handedly spinning the decks.
At full stretch, Myhill then two-handedly caught a curling long-range effort from Kevin Nicholls before palming away a close-range bid by Sol Davies.
Brown lobbed a high diagonal towards the left corner, a move that excited some extraordinary improvisation involving Ben Hinshelwood who two-handedly patted the high ball inside to Horsman who slickly provided the chance for Dale Rassmussen to canter in, Brown converting.