A reference to the number of people involved in a an act.

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

Hand"ed, a.

1.

With hands joined; hand in hand.

Into their inmost bower, Handed they went. Milton.

2.

Having a peculiar or characteristic hand.

As poisonous tongued as handed. Shak.

Handed is used in composition in the sense of having (such or so many) hands; as, bloody-handed; free-handed; heavy-handed; left-handed; single-handed.

 

© Webster 1913.

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