short-handed

[shawrt-han-did]
adjective
not having the usual or necessary number of workers, helpers, etc.

Origin:
1615–25

short-handedness, noun
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short-handed
 
adj
1.  lacking the usual or necessary number of assistants, workers, etc
2.  (US), (Canadian) sport with less than the full complement of players
 
short-'handedness
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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