ambidextrous

[ am-bi-dek-struh s ]
/ ˌæm bɪˈdɛk strəs /

adjective

able to use both hands equally well: an ambidextrous surgeon.
unusually skillful; facile: an ambidextrous painter, familiar with all media.
double-dealing; deceitful.
Slang. bisexual.

Origin of ambidextrous

First recorded in 1640–50; ambidext(e)r + -ous
Related formsam·bi·dex·trous·ly, adverbam·bi·dex·trous·ness, nounpseu·do·am·bi·dex·trous, adjectivepseu·do·am·bi·dex·trous·ly, adverb
Can be confusedambidextrous ambisextrousambidextrous ambisinistrous
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British Dictionary definitions for ambidextrous

ambidextrous

/ (ˌæmbɪˈdɛkstrəs) /

adjective

equally expert with each hand
informal highly skilled or adept
underhanded; deceitful

Derived Formsambidexterity (ˌæmbɪdɛkˈstɛrɪtɪ) or ambidextrousness, nounambidextrously, adverb
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Medicine definitions for ambidextrous

ambidextrous

[ ăm′bĭ-dĕkstrəs ]

adj.

Able to use both hands with equal facility.

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