nondominant

adjective
non·​dom·​i·​nant | \ ˌnän-ˈdä-mə-nənt How to pronounce nondominant (audio) , -ˈdäm-nənt \

Definition of nondominant

: not dominant nondominant genes done with the nondominant hand

Examples of nondominant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eldridge told jurors that officers are required to carry their Taser on their nondominant side and their firearm on their dominant side. Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Dec. 2021 Eldridge told jurors that officers are required to carry their Taser on their nondominant side and their firearm on their dominant side. CBS News, 9 Dec. 2021 At the time of Wright’s shooting, protocol for Brooklyn Center officers such as Potter was to wear theirs on their nondominant side. Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2021 To avoid confusion, officers typically carry their stun guns on their weak sides, by their nondominant hand, and away from handguns carried on their strong side. Steve Karnowski, ajc, 28 Nov. 2021 To avoid confusion, officers typically carry their stun guns on their weak sides, by their nondominant hand, and away from handguns carried on their strong side. Steve Karnowski, chicagotribune.com, 28 Nov. 2021 Most people choose their nondominant hand for the vaccine, but some patients prefer using their dominant hand, because the arm movement seems to make the soreness get better faster. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 19 Nov. 2021 Hold it in your nondominant hand wearing a leather glove thick enough to withstand sharp teeth and another nitrile or latex glove over it. Malia Wollan, New York Times, 8 Sep. 2021 Quickly pass the second ball into your dominant hand, then catch the first ball with your nondominant hand while tossing the second ball against the wall. Graham Averill, Outside Online, 11 June 2021

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First Known Use of nondominant

1940, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

11 Dec 2021

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“Nondominant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondominant. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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