hand–to–hand

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adjective \ˈhan(d)-tə-ˈhand, ˈhan-də-\

Definition of hand–to–hand

  1. :  involving physical contact or close enough range for physical contact hand–to–hand fighting

1833

First Known Use of hand–to–hand

1833


HAND–TO–HAND Defined for English Language Learners

hand–to–hand

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adjective \ˈhan(d)-tə-ˈhand, ˈhan-də-\

Definition of hand–to–hand for English Language Learners

  • : involving physical contact between people


HAND–TO–HAND Defined for Kids

hand–to–hand

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adjective \ˌhan-tə-ˈhand\

Definition of hand–to–hand for Students

  1. :  involving bodily contact hand-to-hand combat


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