Definition of nigh hand in English:

nigh hand

(also nynd, nind)

adverb

Irish English, English Regional, Midlands, Scottish, Northern
  • 1Near or close at hand; nearby.

  • 2Almost, nearly.

preposition

Irish English, English Regional, Midlands, Scottish, Northern
  • Near, close to.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. From nigh [preposition] + hand.

Pronunciation

nigh hand

/ˈnʌɪ ˌhand/