single-handed

adjective
sin·​gle-hand·​ed | \ ˌsiŋ-gəl-ˈhan-dəd How to pronounce single-handed (audio) \

Definition of single-handed

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : managed or done by one person or with one on a side
2 : working alone or unassisted by others

single-handed

adverb

Definition of single-handed (Entry 2 of 2)

: in a single-handed manner

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Adjective

single-handedly adverb

First Known Use of single-handed

Adjective

1585, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

1719, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of single-handed was in 1585

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“Single-handed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/single-handed. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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single-handed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of single-handed

: done by one person
: working alone

single-handed

adjective
sin·​gle-hand·​ed | \ ˌsiŋ-gəl-ˈhan-dəd \

Kids Definition of single-handed

1 : done or managed by one person or with one hand
2 : working alone : lacking help

Other Words from single-handed

single-handed adverb
single-handedly adverb

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