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[sing-guh l-hand] /ˈsɪŋ gəlˈhænd/
verb (used with object)
to sail (a craft) without help from others.
Related forms
single-hander, noun
single-handing, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I well remember that she played a good game of single-hand euchre, and that we had many pleasant games together.

    Life Gleanings T. J. Macon
  • Taking my thirty-eight-foot rope I threw a single-hand diamond, hitching the lady good and hard to mare and cargo.

    A Man in the Open Roger Pocock
  • One who reads or talks to me spells with his hand, using the single-hand manual alphabet generally employed by the deaf.

    Story of My Life Helen Keller

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