lone hand

noun

1
a
: a hand in certain partnership card games strong enough to be played out alone by the person holding it after his partner has laid aside his own hand
b
: a person playing such a hand
2
: a course of action, policy, or enterprise carried out by a country, group, or individual without allies or associates

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“Lone hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lone%20hand. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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