Definition of single-hander in English:



  • 1A boat or other craft that can be sailed single-handed.

    • ‘Offshore, the single-hander sails across the ocean.’
    • ‘NACRA has a boat to suit everyone, ranging from a 14-ft. resort catamaran to a range of single-handers to a fleet of high performance racing machines, right up to the mighty NACRA 5.8 and 6.0.’
    • ‘The championship comprised three fleets: the Nacra 16 Square, a single-hander, the Nacra 5.8 and an Open Class of single-handers, the Nacra 4.5 and the 14 Square, as well as the crewed 5.0, 5.5 and the mighty Nacra Inter 17.’
    • ‘A large fleet of Lasers is anticipated and this highly-competitive single-hander will be very evident around the course.’
    • ‘In the second division, a mixture of single-handers and craft of various sizes and configurations, racing to handicap, saw solo 14 Square sailor, Jan Holldorf, narrowly defeat the larger Nacra 5.5 with Stefan, Jamna De Vos.’
    1. 1.1 A person who sails a boat or yacht single-handed.
      • ‘Rae is planning a six-month shakedown cruise, buddy boating with another single-hander, to New Zealand or the Solomon Islands.’