left-handed

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

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
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-handedly

adverb

left-handedness

noun

First Known Use of left-handed

15th century



LEFT-HANDED Defined for English Language Learners

left-handed

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adjective

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

left-handed

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

Definition of left-handed for Students

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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