Definition of two-handed in English:


adjective & adverb

  • Having, using, or requiring the use of two hands.

    as adjective ‘a two-handed grip’
    as adverb ‘he held the rod two-handed’
    • ‘The grip frame has finger groves, and the front of the trigger guard is flat with horizontal serrations to facilitate a two-handed combat grip.’
    • ‘For a moment, he was tempted to draw the weapon in his holster and shoot two-handed.’
    • ‘I did ‘take a hit’ on my left thumb, on the second shot, while attempting to use a two-handed grip.’
    • ‘Like two-handed set shots and too-short shorts, quality depth and size have all but vanished from college basketball.’
    • ‘Testicular examination of the infant and young child requires a two-handed technique.’
    • ‘Without warning, Anubis stopped the blade, once again got a two-handed grip on it, and slashed it down at Set.’
    • ‘Someone should have told him that the two-handed pistol grip, as applied to every TV cop flick, is a post-war technique.’
    • ‘Everyone else in the tournament shot two-handed as the rules allowed.’
    • ‘Grasping the solidified handle in a tight two-handed grip, she held her weapon in front of herself, glaring at her opponent in unveiled defiance.’
    • ‘The dude, a little guy who had done nothing the entire game, took a two-handed set shot from three and banked it in, hard.’
    • ‘Kids also did better on narrow bridges if they switched their method of holding the handrail during a crossing, such as going from a one-handed grip facing frontward to a two-handed grip facing sideways.’
    • ‘Held in a two-handed grip, the laminated blades slashed and parried at an incredible speed, meeting with abrupt smacks of wood on wood, but always under control.’
    • ‘This weapon is prayer, which, she wrote, ‘is as sure as my two-handed backhand.’
    • ‘A longer 7-foot blank and a two-handed grip provided more authority for the demanding drill of reaching out and covering water.’
    • ‘The floating two-handed underhand lay-up: Can be used by a hard driving guard coming down the lane in front of a closely defended basket.’
    • ‘Until then, only the two-handed set shot and hook shots were being used on the perimeter.’
    • ‘She did a little victory dance that ended in a two-handed high five between her and Will.’
    • ‘I have short fingers and not much working time with double stack .45s, and with a two-handed grip, my thumbs crowded the slide stop.’
    • ‘I grew up in the days of the two-handed set shot and was taught to square your shoulders to the basket in launching that shot.’
    • ‘They lunged at each other again, both wielding their swords two-handed.’