Definition of lone hand in US English:

lone hand


  • (in euchre or quadrille) a hand played against the rest, or a player playing such a hand.


  • play a lone hand

    • Act on one's own without help.

      • ‘Since a real-life friar would probably not play a lone hand in the manner of Brother Cadfael, we can deduce that this drastic action was approved by the Abbey authorities.’