Definitions for "Shorthanded"
Keywords:  fewer, penalty, team, opponent, ice
A poker event where the number of players at each table is set between 3 and 7.
A shorthanded team is below the numerical strength of its opponents on the ice. When a goal is scored against a shorthanded team, the penalty that caused the team scored against to be shorthanded is terminated, and both teams are again at equal strength.
This refers to the number of players in a given poker game; usually less than six players is considered a shorthanded game.