- (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.
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Origin of left-hand
Words nearby left-hand
Example sentences 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.
“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|DAILY BEAST
The one illustrated (p. 231) shows a secret drawer, which is reached by removing the left-hand panel.Chats on Old Furniture|Arthur Hayden
She clapped it to her suffering nose, and looked gratefully at her left-hand neighbour in the ranks.Peggy|Laura E. Richards
The ball was opposite the left-hand goal post and a three-point tally appeared inevitable.Left Tackle Thayer|Ralph Henry Barbour
But by this time he knew beyond question that those who take the Left-hand Path are forgetful of all save themselves.A Son of Perdition|Fergus Hume
(Note that you are now starting another daisy on the left-hand side).The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft|Effie Archer Archer