adjective, adverb
with hands uncovered: He caught the baseball barehanded.
without tools, weapons, or other means: foolishly coming barehanded to the besieged city.

1400–50; late Middle English bare-handyd. See bare1, handed Unabridged
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barehanded (ˌbɛəˈhændɪd)
adv, —adj
1.  without weapons, tools, etc
2.  with hands uncovered

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Example sentences
However, barehanded contact with dead animals should always be avoided.
However, avoid barehanded contact when handling dead animals, including birds.
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