hand-to-hand

[hand-tuh-hand]
adjective
close to one's adversary; at close quarters: hand-to-hand combat.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English

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hand-to-hand
 
adj, —adv
at close quarters: they fought hand-to-hand

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Example sentences
For the next few minutes soldiers battled hand-to-hand.
Course will consist of individualized training in hand-to-hand and close quarters fighting and tactics.
All transfers of mounted organisms and sheets with the traced lengths will be accomplished hand-to-hand.
The hand-to-hand on a bike, the defendant pedaled away obviously trying to evade the officers.
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