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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How to use barehanded in a sentence
Then he bounced a curve for an infield single against the shift, forcing Nolan Arenado to make a desperate barehanded attempt.Juan Soto keeps hitting, Joe Ross keeps dealing and the Nats win their first series | Jesse Dougherty | April 14, 2021 | Washington Post
The two birds who'd been hacking at one another with the remains of their shotguns had settled it barehanded, too.Highways in Hiding | George Oliver Smith
But assuredly I never dreamt of him as fighting a lion barehanded in a Roman arena in defence of a Roman girl.Beric the Briton | G. A. Henty
And there upon the sands beside the sea we fought, barehanded and weaponless.Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels | Stephen Leacock
He would have rushed blindly out on the rotten ice, barehanded and alone, had the others not halted him.Carolyn of the Corners | Ruth Belmore Endicott
I went up there ready to beat the world barehanded, to work on the frontier, to build that colony, and maybe lead another one.Martyr | Alan Edward Nourse
British Dictionary definitions for barehanded
without weapons, tools, etc
with hands uncovered
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