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sin·gle-hand·ed

also sin·gle·han·ded (sĭng′gəl-hăn′dĭd)
adj.
1. Working or done without help; unassisted.
2. Intended for use with one hand.
3. Having or using only one hand.
4. Nautical Of, being, or restricted to a one-person sailing crew.
adv.
In a single-handed manner.

sin′gle-hand′ed·ly adv.
sin′gle-hand′ed·ness n.

single-handed

adj, adv
1. unaided or working alone: a single-handed crossing of the Atlantic.
2. having or operated by one hand or one person only
ˌsingle-ˈhandedly adv
ˌsingle-ˈhandedness n

sin′gle-hand′ed



adj.
1. accomplished or done by one person alone.
2. by one's own effort; unaided.
3. using only one hand.
adv.
4. by oneself; alone; without aid: She built the garage single-handed.
[1700–10]
sin′gle-hand′ed•ly, adv.
sin′gle-hand′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.single-handed - unsupported by other peoplesingle-handed - unsupported by other people    
unsupported - not sustained or maintained by nonmaterial aid; "unsupported accusations"
2.single-handed - without help from others; "a single-handed accomplishment"
independent - free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"
Adv.1.single-handed - without assistance; "I built this house single-handedly"

single-handed

adverb unaided, on your own, by yourself, alone, independently, solo, without help, unassisted, under your own steam I brought up my seven children single-handed.
Translations

single-handed

[ˌsɪŋglˈhændɪd] ADJ & ADVsin ayuda

single-handed

[ˌsɪŋglˈhændɪd]
1. adj (voyage) → solitario/a; (achievement) → fatto/a da solo/a
2. advda solo/a, senza aiuto

single

(ˈsiŋgl) adjective
1. one only. The spider hung on a single thread.
2. for one person only. a single bed/mattress.
3. unmarried. a single person.
4. for or in one direction only. a single ticket/journey/fare.
noun
1. a gramophone record with only one tune or song on each side. This group have just brought out a new single.
2. a one-way ticket.
ˈsingleness noun
ˈsingles noun plural
1. (also noun singular) in tennis etc, a match or matches with only one player on each side. The men's singles are being played this week; (also adjective) a singles match.
2. (especially American) unmarried (usually young) people. a bar for singles; (also adjective) a singles holiday/club.
ˈsingly adverb
one by one; separately. They came all together, but they left singly.
ˌsingle-ˈbreasted adjective
(of a coat, jacket etc) having only one row of buttons. a single-breasted tweed suit.
ˌsingle-ˈdecker noun, adjective
(a bus etc) having only one deck or level. a single-decker (bus).
ˌsingle-ˈhanded adjective, adverb
working etc by oneself, without help. He runs the restaurant single-handed; single-handed efforts.
single ˈparent noun
a mother or father who brings up a child or children on her or his own. a single-parent family.
single out
to choose or pick out for special treatment. He was singled out to receive special thanks for his help.
References in classic literature ?
I only know that there were three alarms before the bath was ready; and that on the occasion of the last and most desperate of all, I saw my aunt engage, single-handed, with a sandy-headed lad of fifteen, and bump his sandy head against her own gate, before he seemed to comprehend what was the matter.
This is the story of the great war that Rikki-tikki-tavi fought single-handed, through the bath-rooms of the big bungalow in Segowlee cantonment.
And, lastly, what knight-errant has there been, is there, or will there ever be in the world, not bold enough to give, single-handed, four hundred cudgellings to four hundred officers of the Holy Brotherhood if they come in his way?
I FACED these people, facing my fate in them, single-handed now,-- literally single-handed, for I had a broken arm.
I said, my good fellow, that I would do more single-handed by the means of gold than you and all your troop could effect with stilettos, pistols, carbines, and blunderbusses included.
And experience has shown princes and republics, single-handed, making the greatest progress, and mercenaries doing nothing except damage; and it is more difficult to bring a republic, armed with its own arms, under the sway of one of its citizens than it is to bring one armed with foreign arms.
But such sea-going has not the artistic quality of a single-handed struggle with something much greater than yourself; it is not the laborious absorbing practice of an art whose ultimate result remains on the knees of the gods.
Stranger though he was, he knew no fear on finding himself single-handed among so many, but challenged them to contests of all kinds, and in each one of them was at once victorious, so mightily did Minerva help him.
Vogelstein was glad--he couldn't have told you why--that this sympathetic person had failed her; even though without him Pandora had to engage single-handed with the United States Custom-House.
What could he have done single-handed against a man in the prime of life?
Her mother bore Tess no ill-will for leaving the housework to her single-handed efforts for so long; indeed, Joan seldom upbraided her thereon at any time, feeling but slightly the lack of Tess's assistance whilst her instinctive plan for relieving herself of her labours lay in postponing them.
None of this world could have bested eight of the First Born single-handed.