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1. Of or relating to dexterity, preference, or size with respect to a hand or hands. Often used in combination: one-handed; left-handed; large-handed.
2. Relating to a specified number of people. Often used in combination: a four-handed card game.
3. Of or relating to the mirror-image structure of a chiral molecule.
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(ˈhæn dɪd)

1. having or involving a hand or hands (usu. used in combination): a two-handed backhand.
2. requiring a specified number of persons.
3. preferring the use of a particular hand (usu. used in combination): right-handed.
4. manned; staffed (usu. used in combination): short-handed.
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Adj.1.handed - having or involving the use of hands; "a handed, tree-living animal"; "a four-handed card game"
handless - without a hand or hands; "a handless war veteran"
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