left–handed

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

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. 4a :  clumsy, awkwardb :  insincere, backhanded, dubious a left–handed compliment

  5. 5a :  having a direction contrary to that of the hands of a watch viewed from in front :  counterclockwiseb :  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–handedly

adverb

left–handedness

noun

15th Century

First Known Use of left–handed

15th century


LEFT–HANDED Defined for English Language Learners

left–handed

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

Definition of left–handed for English Language Learners

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

  • : made for the left hand

  • : using or done with the left hand


LEFT–HANDED Defined for Kids

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

Definition of left–handed for Students

  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

left–handed

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