Definition of Ham-handed

1. Adjective. Lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands. "Could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"




Definition of Ham-handed

1. Adjective. Clumsy, heavy, or inept; not delicate, light or gentle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ham-handed

halves
halvesies
halving
halvings
halwa
halwe
halwes
halyard
halyards
halysin
halysites
halzoun
ham
ham-and-egger
ham-fisted
ham-handed (current term)
ham-handedly
ham-sandwich
ham actor
ham and eggs
ham e-mail
ham hock
ham it up
ham radio
ham sandwich
ham shank
ham up
hamachi
hamada
hamadas

Literary usage of Ham-handed

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1. Torrens Title Cases: Being a Collection of Important Cases Decided by the by William Howard Hunter, John Howard Hunter (1895)
"The title was never accepted by them, but the defendants, CJ & T. Ham, handed over to the defendant company the money and promissory notes. ..."

2. The Medico-chirurgical Review and Journal of Practical Medicine (1843)
"... ham handed round in a dish ; then a cold pate of the livers of geese ; then a salad consisting of craw fish garnished with slices of beet root, and, ..."

3. National Negotiating Styles edited by Hans Binnendijk (1987)
"... a public relations coup for the United States in Western Europe, at least in its first year, while the Soviet handling of INF was seen as ham-handed. ..."

4. NATO in the Fifth Decade by Keith Dunn, Stephen Flanagan (1992)
"In the past, Atlanticists could ultimately count on ham- handed Soviet actions to coalesce the Alliance: For example, invading Hungary or Czechoslovakia, ..."

5. American Vulgar: The Politics of Manipulation Versus the Culture of Awareness by Robert Grudin (2006)
"Such dynamics are documented in David Mamet's acerbic if ham- handed play and movie, Glengarry, Glen Ross (film, 1992). Here a team of jaded urban realtors ..."

6. A Book of Burlesques by Henry Louis Mencken (1920)
"... and from all symphonic poems by English composers; and from the tall, willing, horse-chested, ham-handed, quasi-gifted ladies who stagger to their legs ..."

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