Definition of hand-to-hand in English:

hand-to-hand

Syllabification: hand-to-hand

adjective

(Of fighting) at close quarters: training in hand-to-hand combat
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  • Political Editor Simon McGee reports on the close hand-to-hand fight over Yorkshire's only three-way marginal.
  • While he was a good challenge at longer ranges, he had difficulty fighting in close and in hand-to-hand combat.
  • She was sure that if they had fought hand-to-hand combat without concealed weapons, they would lose for sure.

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