- to sail (a craft) without help from others.
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Historical Examples of single-hand
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
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