verb (used with object)
to or sew by .
/ˈhændˌstrəʊk/ noun 1. (bell-ringing) the downward movement of the bell rope as the bell swings around allowing the ringer to grasp and pull it Compare backstroke (sense 4)
[hand-tey-ler] /ˈhændˈteɪ lər/ verb (used with object) 1. to produce (a garment or the like) by individual workmanship. 2. to make according to individual requirements.
adjective 1. (of a setscrew, nut, etc.) as tight as it can be made by hand, without the aid of a tool.
[hand-tuh-hand] /ˈhænd təˈhænd/ adjective 1. close to one’s adversary; at close quarters: hand-to-hand combat. adjective, adverb 1. at close quarters: they fought hand-to-hand