lone hand


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lone hand

n.
1. Games
a. A hand played without help from a partner's hand.
b. A card player without a partner.
2. See lone wolf.

lone hand

n
1. (Card Games) (in card games such as euchre) an independent player or hand played without a partner
2. play a lone hand to operate without assistance
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lone hand - a person who avoids the company or assistance of otherslone hand - a person who avoids the company or assistance of others
individualist - a person who pursues independent thought or action
recluse, solitudinarian, troglodyte, solitary, hermit - one who lives in solitude
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Following on, he played a lone hand en route to a defeat.
Mominul Haque played a lone hand for the hosts with 68, joining West Indies great Vivian Richards and the Indian duo of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir as the only batsmen to score 50 runs or more in 11 consecutive Tests.
Another lone hand in a losing cause, as his cavalier teammates fell like ninepins around him.
The perverse "just say no to Obama'' legislative agenda of congressional Republicans has forced the president to increasingly play a lone hand in trying to deal with the challenges facing the country.
Fell drifted further behind the rest after being bowled out for 109, Adam Whatley (41) fighting a lone hand as the last eight wickets crashed for 55 runs.
He was a lone hand when they chased 200 [against Chennai] and tonight [Sunday] as well.
Stoneman hit 115 but it was a near lone hand as Durham were bowled out for 257 yesterday.
Playing a lone hand for England, Ian Bell survived the hat-trick ball and a review for lbw to raise his half-century with an elegant cut through point for four, and number 11 batsman Monty Panesar showed courage under fire to help his partner add 37 for the 10th wicket.
5 FRAIZER CAMPBELL Played a lone hand up top until being replaced midway through the second half.
Hussey has been playing a lone hand in the team's batting, although there is little to complain about on the bowling front.
Batting first, Warner played a lone hand for the hosts, and given his reputation, may well have taken the game away from the visitors.
Earlier, 21-year-old Kane Williamson played a lone hand of 77 to try and defy the South African pace men.