single-hand

[ sing-guh l-hand ]
/ ˈsɪŋ gəlˈhænd /

verb (used with object)

to sail (a craft) without help from others.

Related forms

sin·gle-hand·er, nounsin·gle-hand·ing, noun
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Examples from the Web for single-hand

  • 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|Roger Pocock
  • 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|Helen Keller
  • 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