Definition of lone hand in English:

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lone hand

noun

(In euchre or quadrille) a hand played against the rest, or a player playing such a hand.

Phrases

play a lone hand

Act on one’s own without help.
Example sentences
  • Since a real-life friar would probably not play a lone hand in the manner of Brother Cadfael, we can deduce that this drastic action was approved by the Abbey authorities.
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