lone hand: Meaning and Definition of
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- a person who holds a hand so strong that he or she can play a deal without the hand of his or her partner.
- the hand played by such a person.
- a person who by preference conducts his or her affairs without the advice or assistance of others: a lone hand in investment circles.
- a stand or action taken independently: a lone hand in the trade negotiations.