hand to hand
adverb Date: circa 1533 at very close range

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — 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

  • 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 combat — (sometimes abbreviated as HTH or H2H) is a generic term for close quarters fighting, particularly when the outcome is potentially fatal, as in melee military combat or a duel. This distinguishes it from combat sport. Usually the phrase hand to… …   Wikipedia

  • Hand to Hand (band) — Infobox musical artist Name = Hand to Hand Background = group or band Origin = Orlando, Florida, USA Genre = Emocore Post Hardcore Screamo Years active = 2004 Present Label = Lifeforce Records Current members = Rob Kellom: Vocals John Radford:… …   Wikipedia

  • Hand-to-Hand Combat — See also Hand to hand combat .Infobox Gundam Episode (MSG) Title=Hand to Hand Combat episode no= 20 prod code= airdateJ airdateUS= August 16, 2001 Episode 2=Zeon s Secret Mine Episode 1=Ramba Ral s Attack Current Episode= Hand to Hand Combat… …   Wikipedia

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