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barehanded

[bair-han-did] /ˈbɛərˈhæn dɪd/
adjective, adverb
1.
with hands uncovered:
He caught the baseball barehanded.
2.
without tools, weapons, or other means:
foolishly coming barehanded to the besieged city.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English bare-handyd. See bare1, handed
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Examples for barehanded
  • However, barehanded contact with dead animals should always be avoided.
  • However, avoid barehanded contact when handling dead animals, including birds.
British Dictionary definitions for barehanded

barehanded

/ˌbɛəˈhændɪd/
adverb, adjective
1.
without weapons, tools, etc
2.
with hands uncovered
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