left-handed

adjective
left-hand·​ed | \ ˈleft-ˈhan-dəd How to pronounce left-handed (audio) , 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
4a : clumsy, awkward
b : insincere, backhanded, dubious a left-handed compliment
5a : 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

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Other Words from left-handed

left-handed adverb
left-handedly adverb
left-handedness noun

First Known Use of left-handed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of left-handed was in the 15th century

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“Left-handed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/left-handed. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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left-handed

adjective

English Language Learners 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

left-handed

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

Kids Definition of left-handed

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

left-handed

adjective
left-hand·​ed | \ ˈleft-ˈhan-dəd, ˈlef-ˈtan- How to pronounce left-handed (audio) \

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

Other Words from left-handed

left-handed adverb

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