Definitions for hand-to-hand
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word hand-to-hand
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
close to one's adversary; at close quarters:
Origin of hand-to-hand:
being at close quarters
hand to hand(adverb)
at close quarters
"fought hand to hand"
Close together, within arm's reach.
Especially, fighting done within reach rather than at range. May or may not indicate unarmed combat.
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