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left–handed

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adjective left–hand·ed \-ˈhan-dəd, -ˈtan-\

Simple Definition of left–handed

  • : using the left hand more easily than the right hand

  • : made for the left hand

  • : using or done with the left hand

Full Definition of left–handed

  1. 1 :  using the left hand habitually or more easily than the right; also :  swinging from left to right <a left–handed batter>

  2. 2 :  relating to, designed for, or done with the left hand

  3. 3 :  morganatic

  4. 4 a :  clumsy, awkward b :  insincere, backhanded, dubious <a left–handed compliment>

  5. 5 a :  having a direction contrary to that of the hands of a watch viewed from in front :  counterclockwise b :  having a spiral structure or form that ascends or advances to the left <a left–handed rope>

  6. 6 :  having or being the L-form molecular structure

left–handed adverb
left–hand·ed·ly adverb
left–hand·ed·ness noun

14th Century

First Known Use of left–handed

14th century


LEFT–HANDED Defined for Kids

left–handed

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adjective left–hand·ed \ˈleft-ˈhan-dəd\

Definition of left–handed

  1. 1 :  using the left hand better or more easily than the right <a left-handed person>

  2. 2 :  done or made with or for the left hand <a left-handed pitch> <a left-handed glove>




Medical Dictionary

left–handed

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adjective left–hand·ed \ˈleft-ˈhan-dəd, ˈlef-ˈtan-\

Medical Definition of left–handed

  1. 1:  using the left hand habitually or more easily than the right

  2. 2:  relating to, designed for, or done with the left hand

  3. 3:  having a direction contrary to that of movement of the hands of a watch viewed from in front

  4. 4:  levorotatory

  5. left–handed adverb




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