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Meaning of thirdhand

third•hand

Pronunciation: (thûrd'hand'), [key]
— adj.
  1. previously used or owned by two successive people.
  2. (loosely) secondhand, esp. in poor condition.
  3. obtained through two intermediates successively; twice removed from the original source.
—adv.
  1. after two other users or owners: He bought the guitar thirdhand.
  2. by way of several intermediate sources; indirectly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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