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left–handed

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

: 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
:  using the left hand habitually or more easily than the right; also :  swinging from left to right <a left–handed batter>
2
:  relating to, designed for, or done with the left hand
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4
a :  clumsy, awkward
b :  insincere, backhanded, dubious <a left–handed compliment>
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
:  having or being the L-form molecular structure
left–handed adverb
left–hand·ed·ly adverb
left–hand·ed·ness noun
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First Known Use of LEFT-HANDED

14th century
LEFT-HANDEDLY Defined for Kids

left–handed

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

Definition of LEFT-HANDED for Kids

1
:  using the left hand better or more easily than the right <a left-handed person>
2
:  done or made with or for the left hand <a left-handed pitch> <a left-handed glove>
Medical Dictionary

left–handed

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

Medical Definition of LEFT–HANDED

1
:  using the left hand habitually or more easily than the right
2
:  relating to, designed for, or done with the left hand
3
:  having a direction contrary to that of movement of the hands of a watch viewed from in front
left–handed adverb

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