Definitions for hand-to-hand

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. close to one's adversary; at close quarters:

    hand-to-hand combat.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hand-to-hand(adverb)

    being at close quarters

    "hand-to-hand fighting"

  2. hand to hand(adverb)

    at close quarters

    "fought hand to hand"


  1. hand-to-hand(Adjective)

    Close together, within arm's reach.

  2. hand-to-hand(Adjective)

    Especially, fighting done within reach rather than at range. May or may not indicate unarmed combat.


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