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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. Ref: ham-handed.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed(adj)

    lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands

    "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse


  1. ham-fisted(Adjective)

    Lacking skill in physical movement, especially with the hands

  2. ham-fisted(Adjective)

    Lacking skill in general

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He can't tie a knot in that rope; – he's too ham-fisted.

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