Red"-hand` (r?d"h?nd`), Red"-hand`ed (-h?nd`?d), a. ∨ 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.
<-- usu. caught red-handed -->
© Webster 1913.