left-handed


left–hand·ed

adjective \-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
3
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

First Known Use of LEFT-HANDED

14th century

left–hand·ed

adjective \ˈleft-ˈhan-dəd, ˈlef-ˈtan-\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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