sin·​gle-hand·​er ˌsiŋ-gəl-ˈhan-dər How to pronounce single-hander (audio)
: a person who sails single-handed

Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of single-hander was in 1946

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Cite this Entry

“Single-hander.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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