Definition of mano-a-mano noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌmɑːnəʊ æ ˈmɑːnəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɑːnoʊ ɑː ˈmɑːnoʊ//
(informal, especially North American English, from Spanish)
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(pl. mano-a-manos) a fight or contest, especially one between two people Word OriginSpanish, literally ‘hand-to-hand’.
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