hand-to-hand
hand-to-hand hand-to-hand adj. close to one's adversary; -- of combat; as, hand-to-hand fighting.

Syn: at close quarters(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Hand to hand — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hand-to-hand — /hand teuh hand /, adj. close to one s adversary; at close quarters: hand to hand combat. [1400 50; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hand To Hand — est une compilation de rap américan, produite, supervisée et animée par le rappeur Proof de D12. Distribuée sur son label Iron Fist, elle regroupe notamment des prestations de D12, Slum Village, 50 cent, Royce Da 5 9 ou encore Purple Gang, Woof… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hand-to-hand — {adj.} Close to each other; near enough to hit each other. * /The result of the battle was decided in hand to hand combat./ * /When the police tried to break up the riot, there was hand to hand fighting with fists, stones, and clubs./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand-to-hand — {adj.} Close to each other; near enough to hit each other. * /The result of the battle was decided in hand to hand combat./ * /When the police tried to break up the riot, there was hand to hand fighting with fists, stones, and clubs./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand to hand — {adv. phr.} Close together, near enough to hit each other. * /The two soldiers fought hand to hand until one fell badly wounded./ * /In modern naval warfare, men seldom fight hand to hand./ Compare: FACE TO FACE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand to hand — {adv. phr.} Close together, near enough to hit each other. * /The two soldiers fought hand to hand until one fell badly wounded./ * /In modern naval warfare, men seldom fight hand to hand./ Compare: FACE TO FACE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand-to-hand — adjective Date: 1836 involving physical contact or close enough range for physical contact < hand to hand fighting > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hand to hand — adverb Date: circa 1533 at very close range …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hand-to-hand — adjective a) Close together, within arms reach. b) Especially, fighting done within reach rather than at range. May or may not indicate unarmed combat …   Wiktionary

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