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single–handed

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adjective sin·gle–hand·ed \ˌsiŋ-gəl-ˈhan-dəd\

Simple Definition of single–handed

  • : done by one person

  • : working alone

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of single–handed

  1. 1 :  managed or done by one person or with one on a side

  2. 2 :  working alone or unassisted by others

single–handedly adverb

1585

First Known Use of single–handed

1585


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single–handed

adverb sin·gle–hand·ed

Definition of single–handed

  1. :  in a single-handed manner



1719

First Known Use of single–handed

1719


SINGLE–HANDED Defined for Kids

single–handed

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adjective sin·gle–hand·ed \ˌsiŋ-gəl-ˈhan-dəd\

Definition of single–handed for Students

  1. 1 :  done or managed by one person or with one hand

  2. 2 :  working alone :  lacking help

single–handed adverb
single–handedly adverb



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