lone hand

noun

Definition of lone hand

1a : 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lone%20hand. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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