Definitions for hand-to-hand

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word hand-to-hand

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.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert W. Sarnoff:

    Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears.

  2. Robert W. Sarnoff:

    Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.

  3. Andrew Schneider:

    Death is the enemy. I spent 10 years of my life singlemindedly studying, practicing, fighting hand to hand in close quarters to defeat the enemy, to send him back bloodied and humble and I am not going to roll over and surrender.

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