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
1700–10
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
Example Sentences for single-handed
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.
After all, he almost single-handed saved their country from destruction.
He's spent all his spare time and money for over fifty years doing this single-handed and self-funded.
You're supposed to be able to turn it with one thumb so that you can pour a cup of coffee single-handed.
Whether this will be done single-handed or with the cooperation of other neutral nations is not known.
British Dictionary definitions for single-handed
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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