single-handed

[sing-guhl-han-did]
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:
1700–10

single-handedness, noun
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single-hand

[sing-guhl-hand]
verb (used with object)
to sail (a craft) without help from others.

single-hander, noun
single-handing, noun
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single-handed
 
adj, —adv
1.  unaided or working alone: a single-handed crossing of the Atlantic
2.  having or operated by one hand or one person only
 
single-'handedly
 
adv
 
single-'handedness
 
n

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Example sentences
Single-handed, he began a crusade against the gross political corruption of the
  city government.
She could not have committed the crime single-handed, but the reasons against
  that did not debar her from being an accomplice.
As business secretary he doesn't quite have the power to do that single-handed.
And they imagine that they can transform a corporate culture single-handed.
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