- on or to the left: a left-hand turn at the intersection.
- of, for, or with the left hand.
- Building Trades.
- (of a door) having the hinges on the left when seen from the exterior of the building, room, closet, etc., to which the doorway leads.
- (of a casement sash) having the hinges on the left when seen from inside the window.
Origin of left-hand
Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200
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Examples from the Web for left-hand
Someone else mimed how Marlowe, portrayed as a right-hand finger, was stabbed, after a struggle, by his left-hand opponent.Robert Pinsky: The Comedy of Seamus Heaney
October 1, 2013
“Carry on,” he said, before turning and exiting through the left-hand door at the back of the theater.Howard Zinn at 90: Defending the People’s Historian
Timothy Patrick McCarthy
August 27, 2012
Hastily he uncorked the left-hand bottle, and was immediately reassured.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
There are right-hand and left-hand errors which are equally dangerous.The Ministry of Intercession
This is also finely shown on the left-hand side of the Dryburgh.Modern Painters Volume I (of V)
On the left-hand panel, facing Fagerolles', he perceived Bongrand's picture.His Masterpiece
This was situated in the left-hand corner of the pavilion, on the side of the Rue Rambuteau.The Fat and the Thin
- of, relating to, located on, or moving towards the leftthis car is left-hand drive; a left-hand bend
- for use by the left hand; left-handed
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