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barehanded

[ bair-han-did ]
/ ˈbɛərˈhæn dɪd /
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adjective, adverb
with hands uncovered: He caught the baseball barehanded.
without tools, weapons, or other means: foolishly coming barehanded to the besieged city.
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Origin of barehanded

First recorded in 1400–50, barehanded is from the late Middle English word bare-handyd.See bare1, handed
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British Dictionary definitions for barehanded

barehanded
/ (ˌbɛəˈhændɪd) /

adverb, adjective
without weapons, tools, etc
with hands uncovered
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