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also sin·gle·han·ded (sĭng′gəl-hăn′dĭd)
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.
In a single-handed manner.

sin′gle-hand′ed·ly adv.
sin′gle-hand′ed·ness n.
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Adv.1.single-handedly - without assistance; "I built this house single-handedly"


Without the presence or aid of another:
Idioms: all by one's lonesome, by oneself.
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