Definition of Fourhanded

1. Adjective. (of card games) involving or requiring four players.

Category relationships: Card Game, Cards
Partainyms: Card Game



Definition of Fourhanded

1. a. Having four hands; quadrumanous.

Definition of Fourhanded

1. Adjective. Having four hands; quadrumanous. ¹

2. Adjective. Requiring four players. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fourhanded

fourchettes
fourdrinier
fourdriniers
foure
foureyed
fourfold
fourfold point correlation
fourfoldness
fourfooted
fourgies
fourgon
fourgons
fourgram
fourhanded (current term)
fourhorn sculpin
fourhorn sculpins
fourier analysis
fourish
fourlegged
fourling
fourlings
fourmarierite
fourneau
fourness
fourpartite
fourpeat
fourpence

Literary usage of Fourhanded

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"In the fourhanded game, which is usually played, the entire pack is dealt out as at whist (but without turning up the last card, since there are no trumps), ..."

2. The Metropolitan (1835)
"... of free-stone (gr^s) bearing the distinct impression of the paws or feet of some large fourfooted or fourhanded animals, unknown in the present day. ..."

3. The Magazine of History with Notes and Queries (1916)
"Oh no! not under that hospitable roof, where a great wood-fire was burning briskly on the hearth, nearby a table ready for a fourhanded game of innocent ..."

4. Man in the Past, Present and Future: A Popular Account of the Results of by Ludwig B├╝chner (1872)
"... or as they have hitherto been erroneously called, Quadrumana or fourhanded animals, and certainly not to sever him (as was formerly pretty generally ..."

5. Man's Origin and Destiny: Sketched from the Platform of the Sciences, in a by J. Peter Lesley (1868)
"He called the latter ' fourhanded' quadrumana. His definition of Man was short and simple enough: animal, erectum, ..."

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