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short-handed

[shawrt-han-did] /ˈʃɔrtˈhæn dɪd/
adjective
1.
not having the usual or necessary number of workers, helpers, etc.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25
Related forms
short-handedness, noun
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Examples from the web for short-handed
  • Explain that you don't want to leave them short-handed.
  • We will cover many forms including tournaments, ring games, sit and go's and short-handed play.
  • All of this has happened with the team still playing short-handed.
British Dictionary definitions for short-handed

short-handed

adjective
1.
lacking the usual or necessary number of assistants, workers, etc
2.
(sport, US & Canadian) with less than the full complement of players
Derived Forms
short-handedness, noun
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