Red-hand

Red-hand

Red"-hand`\ (r?d"h?nd`), Red-handed \Red"-hand`ed\ (-h?nd`?d), a. or adv. Having hands red with blood; in the very act, as if with red or bloody hands; -- said of a person taken in the act of homicide; hence, fresh from the commission of crime; as, he was taken red-hand or red-handed.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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