single-handed

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single-handed (not comparable)

  1. Without help from others; unassisted.
    • 1962 April, “Motive power miscellany: Western Region”, in Modern Railways, page 280:
      It worked through from Swindon with a test train of 16 coaches and the new W.R. dynamometer car, the whole totalling 571 tons; this is one of the heaviest trains ever worked by a single-handed locomotive over the South Devon banks—in fact, it was competently restarted from a test stop on Dainton bank.
  2. Using only one hand.
  3. Designed for only one hand.

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single-handed (not comparable)

  1. In a single-handed manner.

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