man-to-man

adjective
\ ˈman-tə-ˈman \

Definition of man-to-man

1 : characterized by frankness and honesty a man-to-man talk
2 : of, relating to, or being a system of defense (as in football or basketball) in which each defensive player guards a specified opponent

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man-to-man adverb
man-to-man noun

First Known Use of man-to-man

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of man-to-man was in 1902

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man-to-man

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of man-to-man

: happening between two men
chiefly US, sports : of or relating to a way of playing defense in football, basketball, etc., in which each player on the defense is supposed to stop a particular player on the offense

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