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noun
Cards.
  1. a person who holds a hand so strong that he or she can play a deal without the hand of his or her partner.
  2. the hand played by such a person.
a person who by preference conducts his or her affairs without the advice or assistance of others: a lone hand in investment circles.
a stand or action taken independently: a lone hand in the trade negotiations.
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Origin of lone hand

First recorded in 1790–1800
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British Dictionary definitions for lone hand

lone hand

noun
(in card games such as euchre) an independent player or hand played without a partner
play a lone hand to operate without assistance
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