hand-to-hand

adjective \ ˈhan(d)-tə-ˈhand , ˈhan-də- \
Updated on: 14 Jan 2018

Definition of hand-to-hand

: involving physical contact or close enough range for physical contact
  • hand-to-hand fighting

First Known Use of hand-to-hand

1833


hand to hand

adverb

Definition of hand to hand

: at very close range

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First Known Use of hand to hand

14th century


HAND-TO-HAND Defined for English Language Learners

hand-to-hand

adjective

Definition of hand-to-hand for English Language Learners

  • : involving physical contact between people


HAND-TO-HAND Defined for Kids

hand-to-hand

adjective \ ˌhan-tə-ˈhand \

Definition of hand-to-hand for Students

: involving bodily contact
  • hand-to-hand combat


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