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-Handed appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Ma handed Edna ham.
  • I told Edna how to get a mate: "Go two-handed." Loti.
  • Lo, a gay bar bastard, Edna, handed rats a bra by a gaol.
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Definition of -Handed

What does -Handed mean?


  1. [literally] Preceded by an adjective, having a hand or hands described by that adjective.
  2. [figuratively] Preceded by an adjective, having a manner described by that adjective.

Phrases with -Handed

  1. Dab-Handed
  2. ham-handed
  3. Mob-Handed
  4. Off-Handed
  5. one-handed
  6. red-handed
  7. two-handed
  8. cack-handed
  9. even-handed
  10. glad-handed
  11. high-handed
  12. left-handed
  13. open-handed
  14. sure-handed

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Printed books with definitions for -Handed

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Google previewThe Citizen (1897)

It is said that among the native Australians, Eji Islanders and Samoans, to be right -handed means to be dexterous, proper, strong; while left-handed means erring, mistaken, unstable. Some of our Indians derive the term right-hand from the ...

Google previewPhotoshop Elements 10 All-in-One For Dummies (2011)

by Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

Being light-handed is a good thing, as we were in the nowretouched image. Nobody can tell that the awesome snowboarder had an audience at one time. Book IV Chapter 2 Note that the steps in this section are now considered the “old ...

Google previewInformational Efficiency, Interest Rate Variability, and Central Bank Operations (1997)

by International Monetary Fund

Instead it must actively search for and analyze information, 2Direct regulation can be an even more effective, albeit heavy-handed means to attain operational targets. 3Other arguments are presented in Hardy (1997), which can be read as a ...

Google previewThe Eastern Stars (2010)

How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris by Mark Kurlansky

The ability to bat either left- or right-handed is a great advantage, because pitchers usually do better against batters who bat on the side from which they throw. A switch-hitter can bat on the opposite side no matter who is pitching, so Griffin ...

Google previewEngineering the Space Age (2009)

A Rocket Scientist Remembers by Robert V. Brulle

(Right-handed means that right-hand or clockwise rotations around any axis would advance a screw in the positive direction of that axis.) A body axis system is used because the applied forces and moments—like thrust, lift, pitching moment, ...

Google previewSEX AND REASON (1994)

by Richard A. POSNER

The difference between being left-handed and being right-handed is a biological difference, but it is no longer a significant social difference because we have come to believe that it does not matter whether one is more comfortable writing.

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Quotes about -Handed

Beauty is handed out as undemocratically as inherited peerages, and beautiful people have done nothing to deserve their astonishing reward. (John Mortimer)
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