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single-handed

[sing-guh l-han-did] /ˈsɪŋ gəlˈhæn dɪd/
adjective
1.
accomplished or done by one person alone:
a single-handed victory; single-handed sailing.
2.
by one's own effort; unaided.
adverb
3.
by oneself; alone; without aid:
He built the garage single-handed.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
Related forms
single-handedness, noun

single-hand

[sing-guh l-hand] /ˈsɪŋ gəlˈhænd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to sail (a craft) without help from others.
Related forms
single-hander, noun
single-handing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for single handed

single-handed

adjective, adverb
1.
unaided or working alone a single-handed crossing of the Atlantic
2.
having or operated by one hand or one person only
Derived Forms
single-handedly, adverb
single-handedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for single handed

single-handed

adj.

1709, "done alone," from single (adj.) + handed. Meaning "using one hand only" is from 1844. Related: Single-handedly.

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