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      n   pl   , -los  
1    pl   , -los, -li   a musical composition for one performer with or without accompaniment  
2    any of various card games in which each person plays on his own instead of in partnership with another, such as solo whist  
3    a flight in which an aircraft pilot is unaccompanied  
a    any performance, mountain climb, or other undertaking carried out by an individual without assistance from others  
b    (as modifier)  
a solo attempt     
5      (Music)   unaccompanied  
a sonata for cello solo     
6    by oneself; alone  
to fly solo     
7    to undertake a venture alone, esp. to operate an aircraft alone or climb alone  
     (C17: via Italian from Latin solus alone, sole1)  

Solo man  
      n   a type of early man, Homo soloensis, of late Pleistocene times, having a skull resembling that of Neanderthal man but with a smaller cranial capacity  
     (C20: after Solo, site in central Java where remains were found)  
solo mother  
      n     (N.Z)   a mother with a dependent child or dependent children and no husband  
solo parent  
      n     (N.Z)      the usual name for       single parent  
solo stop  
      n   any of various organ stops designed to imitate a solo performance on a particular musical instrument  
solo whist  
      n   a version of whist for four players acting independently, each of whom may bid to win or lose a fixed number of tricks before play starts, trumps having usually been decided by cutting  
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