In one's possession, available, as in The business needs to have enough cash on hand. [c. 1100]
Present, as in Jim was always on hand to help. [Mid-1800s]
Soon, imminent. See at hand, def. 2.
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When the labels were first introduced, dieticians were on-hand to explain them to customers.Colors Useful in Conveying Nutritional Information, Says Study|Jesse Singal|August 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST