American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Being at close quarters: hand-to-hand combat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- At close quarters; in personal encounter.
- adj. Close together, within arm's reach.
- adj. Especially, fighting done within reach rather than at range. May or may not indicate unarmed combat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. in close union; in close fight.
- adj. close to one's adversary; -- of combat.
- adv. at close quarters
- adj. being at close quarters
“Down the block were other groups of young men that were known as hand-to-hand drug dealers.”
““Last time I got this kind of workout I put Sawyer under,” Mason muttered, referring to a hand-to-hand match he’d had with Sawyer when he, Anna and Julie had been trying to escape from Washington.”
“Eventually did several tour in Vietnam, lots of hand-to-hand combat, etc.”
“Had Gyi not perpetrated his egregious war-veteran fraud, he now could be widely revered, and deservedly so, as one of the finest hand-to-hand combat instructors ever to teach on American soil.”
“He said he participated in several infantry actions, including hand-to-hand combat in which he and other Gurkhas killed with kukris.”
“Then it will be blow for blow, hand-to-hand, and the strongest pates and arms will win.”
“There is no hand-to-hand fighting, no crash of cannon and flash of cutlass, no sailors drinking grog, no lighted matches held over open powder-magazines.”
“But some investors may be upset about such a large payment in the wake of Mr. Moynihan's pledge last year to engage in "day-to-day, hand-to-hand combat" against investors demanding that the bank repurchase bad loans—called "put-back" demands—and "not just do a settlement to move the matter behind us.”
“But certified mail here in Mexico was at that time delivered hand-to-hand with each person signing for the document.”
“According to the press material, not only does Seagal, who has a 7th-degree black belt in aikido, go out on patrol, he is also “an expert marksman who has worked with their SWAT team and has instructed Jefferson Parish officers in firearms and hand-to-hand combat.””
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