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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
This area displayed a stronger response to images of prostheses among the one-handed participants, compared to the controls, particularly among those who used a prosthesis most frequently in their daily lives.
Professor Aaron Quigley, Chair of Human Computer Interaction at the School of Computer Science at the University, said: "The design of both wearable and large mobile devices assumes both hands are free, however one-handed use of devices, regardless of their size, is now commonplace.
As usual, Walt Rauch is exactly right--this time in emphasizing one-handed shooting in real-life defense situations ("Defensive Tactics," April/May).
A WAW LKER was rescued after hanging one-handed from a mountain - and texting for help with his other hand.
The makers of FlyGrip call it a one-handed solution that is the only such device compatible with virtually all personal devices, including smartphones, mp3 players, e-readers, and tablets.
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.
The box also provides two spaces for safely holding scalpels, a user friendly one-handed scalpel blade remover, and a built-in syringe holder with one-handed operation of the needle recapping and one-handed for exchanging needles.