Definition of single-hander in English:


Syllabification: sin·gle-hand·er


  • 1A boat or other craft that can be sailed single-handed.
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    • In the second division, a mixture of single-handers and craft of various sizes and configurations, racing to handicap, saw solo 14 Square sailor, Jan Holldorf, narrowly defeat the larger Nacra 5.5 with Stefan, Jamna De Vos.
    • Offshore, the single-hander sails across the ocean.
    • NACRA has a boat to suit everyone, ranging from a 14-ft. resort catamaran to a range of single-handers to a fleet of high performance racing machines, right up to the mighty NACRA 5.8 and 6.0.
  • 1.1A person who sails a boat or yacht single-handed.
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    • Rae is planning a six-month shakedown cruise, buddy boating with another single-hander, to New Zealand or the Solomon Islands.

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