Three-handed
Three-handed Three"-hand`ed, a. Said of games or contests where three persons play against each other, or two against one; as, a three-handed game of cards. [1913 Webster]

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  • three-handed — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective also three hand ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ : played or to be played by three players * * * /three han did/, adj. involving three hands or players, as a game at cards. [1710 20] * * * threeˈ handed adjective 1. Having three hands …   Useful english dictionary

  • three-handed — adjective Date: 1680 played by three players < three handed bridge > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • three-handed — /three han did/, adj. involving three hands or players, as a game at cards. [1710 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • Three-handed chess — is a family of chess variants specially designed to be played by three people. [cite book | author=Pritchard, D. | title=Popular Chess Variants|publisher=Bastford Chess Books | year=2000 | id=ISBN 0 7134 8578 7] There are many variations of three …   Wikipedia

  • Three-Handed Whist — Three Handed Whist, also known as Widow Whist, is a variant of the trick taking game Whist. Widow whist is named because of an extra hand that is dealt just to the left of the dealer. This extra hand is called the widow and players may have a… …   Wikipedia

  • -handed — [han′did] combining form 1. having, or for use by one having, a (specified) handedness [right handed] 2. having or using a (specified) number of hands [two handed] 3. involving (a specified number of) players …   Universalium

  • -handed — [han′did] combining form 1. having, or for use by one having, a (specified) handedness [right handed] 2. having or using a (specified) number of hands [two handed] 3. involving (a specified number of) players [three handed pinochle] …   English World dictionary

  • handed — /han did/, adj. 1. having or involving a hand or hands (usually used in combination): two handed backhand; a four handed piano work. 2. using a particular hand (usually used in combination): right handed. 3. having, requiring, or with the number… …   Universalium

  • three — n. & adj. n. 1 a one more than two, or seven less than ten. b a symbol for this (3, iii, III). 2 a size etc. denoted by three. 3 the time of three o clock. 4 a set of three. 5 a card with three pips. adj. that amount to three. Phrases and idioms …   Useful english dictionary

  • three-hand — adjective see three handed …   Useful english dictionary

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