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one-man

[wuhn-man] /ˈwʌnˌmæn/
adjective
1.
of or relating to, or operated, performed, or used by one person:
a one-man office; a one-man band.
2.
preferring or seeking romantic involvement with one man only:
a one-man woman.
Origin of one-man
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • From now on, Jim Kendric, you feather your own nest and hit the one-man trail for the open.

    Daughter of the Sun Jackson Gregory
  • As it is a one-man job, it should be a force pump with a gasoline engine.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • This is no one-man union, there is no one man they can fix, nor even a small committee.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • Maizie was right at Hull's elbow, commanding her one-man army to fire at will.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • Well, thats about all; except that you are to hang my pictures at the one-man show.

    The Doctor's Dilemma George Bernard Shaw
British Dictionary definitions for one-man

one-man

adjective
1.
consisting of or done by or for one man: a one-man band, a one-man show
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