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hand-to-hand

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhand-to-handˌhand-to-ˈhand adjective [only before noun]  WARhand-to-hand fighting is a way of fighting in which people use their hands and knives rather than gunshand-to-hand fighting/combat etc There was fierce hand-to-hand fighting in the streets of the city. They were defeated in hand-to-hand combat.
Examples from the Corpus
hand-to-handOnce engaged in hand-to-hand combat in this way the Squig Hopper is pinioned to the ground and does not move away.Your army contains troops which are very good in hand-to-hand combat - use them to spearhead your advance.The other imagines a fictional battle, with Napoleon's army in hand-to-hand combat with the fort's defenders.Infantry, he added, deliberately placed themselves in positions where they would be engaged in hand-to-hand combat.Magic swords are a good investment because anything that improves your hand-to-hand fighting abilities is a good idea.Enemy models attempting to fight against the chariot in hand-to-hand fighting always compare their weapon skill against that of the crew.The Covenanters drew swords and spears, advanced on to the soft ground, and engaged the Dragoons in bloody hand-to-hand fighting.All hits against the chariot in hand-to-hand or shooting are randomly allocated as shown below.hand-to-hand fighting/combat etcInfantry, he added, deliberately placed themselves in positions where they would be engaged in hand-to-hand combat.The Covenanters drew swords and spears, advanced on to the soft ground, and engaged the Dragoons in bloody hand-to-hand fighting.Magic swords are a good investment because anything that improves your hand-to-hand fighting abilities is a good idea.Enemy models attempting to fight against the chariot in hand-to-hand fighting always compare their weapon skill against that of the crew.Once engaged in hand-to-hand combat in this way the Squig Hopper is pinioned to the ground and does not move away.This gives 1 extra attack, worked out immediately prior to hand-to-hand combat regardless of initiative levels or which side charged.Your army contains troops which are very good in hand-to-hand combat - use them to spearhead your advance.The other imagines a fictional battle, with Napoleon's army in hand-to-hand combat with the fort's defenders.