single-handed sin"gle-hand"ed, a. Having but one hand, or one workman; also, alone; unassisted. [1913 Webster]

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  • single-handed — I adjective 1. unsupported by other people • Syn: ↑unassisted, ↑unbacked • Similar to: ↑unsupported 2. without help from others a single handed accomplishment …   Useful english dictionary

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