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Hand-to-hand struggle   /hænd-tu-hænd strˈəgəl/   Listen
Hand-to-hand struggle

The act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat.  Synonyms: grapple, grappling, wrestle, wrestling.  "We watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"

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"Hand-to-hand struggle" Quotes from Famous Books

... momentary struggle, and in spite of the Argentine officers' shouts of "Fuego al pelo blanco!" (Fire at the white head!), (Trehouard was prematurely gray), on the quarterdeck; the moral and physical result of the hand-to-hand struggle ended in a complete rout of the enemy. Trehouard was made a rear-admiral, and no man ever deserved his ...
— Memoirs • Prince De Joinville

... that a glorious fight poor old Herkimer's men made against the Tories and Brandt's Indians? That must have been terrible, a regular hand-to-hand struggle. Yes, Arnold is here and many think he should ...
— Rodney, the Ranger - With Daniel Morgan on Trail and Battlefield • John V. Lane

... the main camp. While they were thus engaged, the Scottish knights were enabled to make a detour around the scene of the first attack, and take the English in the rear. With loud shouts of "Douglas! Douglas!" they fell upon them, and a fierce hand-to-hand struggle began. The moon rose clear and bright, and the quiet evening air was filled with the din of battle, the ring of steel on steel, the crash of axe on armour, the groans of the wounded, and the battle-cries of the combatants on each side. Sir Ralph Percy, pressing too rashly forward, was ...
— Northumberland Yesterday and To-day • Jean F. Terry

Words linked to "Hand-to-hand struggle" :   struggle, grappling, grapple

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