barehanded


barehanded

adjective, adverb

  1. with hands uncovered: He caught the baseball barehanded.
  2. without tools, weapons, or other means: foolishly coming barehanded to the besieged city.

adverb, adjective

  1. without weapons, tools, etc
  2. with hands uncovered
adj.

also bare-handed, mid-15c., from bare (adj.) + handed.

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