right-handed

adjective
right-hand·​ed | \ ˈrīt-ˈhan-dəd How to pronounce right-handed (audio) \

Definition of right-handed

1 : using the right hand habitually or more easily than the left also : swinging from right to left a right-handed batter
2 : relating to, designed for, or done with the right hand
3a : having the same direction or course as the movement of the hands of a watch viewed from in front : clockwise
b : having a spiral structure or form that ascends or advances to the right a right-handed screw
4 of a door : opening to the right away from one

Other Words from right-handed

right-handed adverb
right-handedly adverb
right-handedness noun

First Known Use of right-handed

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Right-handed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right-handed. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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right-handed

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How to pronounce right-handed (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of right-handed

: using the right hand more easily than the left hand
: made for the right hand
: using or done with the right hand

right-handed

adjective
right-hand·​ed | \ ˈrīt-ˈhan-dəd \

Kids Definition of right-handed

1 : using the right hand better or more easily than the left
2 : done or made with or for the right hand a right-handed glove

right-handed

adjective
right-hand·​ed | \ -ˈhan-dəd How to pronounce right-handed (audio) \

Medical Definition of right-handed

1 : using the right hand habitually or more easily than the left
2 : relating to, designed for, or done with the right hand
3 : having the same direction or course as the movement of the hands of a watch viewed from in front

Other Words from right-handed

right-handed adverb

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