Definition of Single-handed

1. Adjective. Unsupported by other people.

Exact synonyms: Unassisted, Unbacked
Similar to: Unsupported

2. Adverb. Without assistance. "I built this house single-handedly"
Exact synonyms: Single-handedly

3. Adjective. Without help from others. "A single-handed accomplishment"
Similar to: Independent

Definition of Single-handed

1. Adjective. Without help from others; unassisted. ¹

2. Adjective. Using only one hand. ¹

3. Adjective. Designed for only one hand. ¹

4. Adverb. In a single-handed manner. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Single-handed

single-blind method
single-breasted jacket
single-breasted suit
single-elimination tournament
single-entry bookkeeping
single-gene diseases
single-handed (current term)
single-layer ejecta
single-leaf pine
single-leaf pinyon
single-member system
single-minded branding moment
single-minded branding moments
single-molecule magnet

Literary usage of Single-handed

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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"Brock embarked with the regiment for Canada in 1802, and in the following year, single-handed, suppressed a dangerous conspiracy which had been instigated ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"With her personal savings she started single-handed the home m 24th Street,out was later joined by two friends (Mary Finnegan and Katherine Dunne). ..."

3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1887)
"The bravery of Taj Khan in killing a bear single-handed first attracted the attention and won the favour of the Deogarh monarch ; and it was at the ..."

4. Scott's Official History of the American Negro in the World War by Emmett Jay Scott (1919)
"... Needham Roberts—Hoic one American Soldier in No Man's Land Killed Four Germans and Wounded Twenty-eight Others Single Handed—First American Soldiers to ..."

5. The Life and Correspondence of Rufus King: Comprising His Letters, Private by Rufus King (1898)
"... single- handed as she is—Trumbull to King—Battle of Talavera—Trumbull to King—Change of Administration—Ingersoll to King—Believes Madison's Policy will ..."

6. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"A hasty introduction and a diplomatic slope On the part of the ingenious Mr. B., And the gay and gallant Green was, single-handed, left to cope With the ..."

7. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1860)
"... by encountering two stalwart Indians single-handed, while yet a mere child, killing one with a holster pistol, loaded with buck-shot, and playing the ..."

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