- having the right hand or arm more serviceable than the left; using the right hand by preference: a right-handed painter.
- adapted to or performed by the right hand: a right-handed lever; right-handed penmanship.
- rotating clockwise.
- noting a helical, or spiral, member, as a gear tooth or screw thread, that twists clockwise as it recedes from an observer.
- Building Trades. right-hand(def 5).
- in a right-handed manner or fashion: The door opens right-handed.
- with the right hand: She writes right-handed.
- toward the right hand or in a clockwise direction: The strands of the rope are laid right-handed.
Origin of right-handed
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Examples from the Web for right-handed
By a Juryman: I do not say the cuts could not have been made by a right-handed person.
It is just possible the cut was made with the left hand, but then the deceased was right-handed.
Most grizzlies are right-handed; that is, the right fore paw is most used.The Grizzly
Enos A. Mills
This has made us right-handed; it has also made us right-eyed.Natural Wonders
Edwin Tenney Brewster
They were called, respectively, right-handed and left-handed crystals.Louis Pasteur
- using the right hand with greater skill or ease than the left
- performed with the right handright-handed writing
- made for use by the right hand
- worn on the right hand
- turning from left to right; clockwise
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- Using the right hand more skillfully or easily than the left.
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