a.1.Said of games or contests where three persons play against each other, or two against one; as, a three-handed game of cards.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Hannon, who has also trained the runner-up on four occasions, said: "I will probably be three-handed with If Paradise, Vermilliann and Prince Of Denmark.
Alan Berry is likely to be three-handed as he bids for his first Royal Ascot victory next week.
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O'Brien could be three-handed in the Curragh showpiece as Johan Cruyff is a definite runner and Royal Ascot disappointment Desert King might also be left in the race at tomorrow's forfeit stage.