bare-handed

adverb or adjective
bare-hand·​ed | \ ˈber-ˈhan-dəd How to pronounce bare-handed (audio) \

Definition of bare-handed

1 : without gloves
2 : without tools or weapons fight an animal bare-handed

First Known Use of bare-handed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bare-handed was in the 15th century

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“Bare-handed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bare-handed. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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bare-handed

adverb
How to pronounce bare-handed (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of bare-handed

: with the hand or hands only : without using a tool, weapon, glove, etc.

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