- rotating counterclockwise.
- noting a helical or spiral member, as a gear tooth or screw thread, that twists counterclockwise as it recedes from an observer.
Origin of left-handed
Related Words for left-handedawkward, clumsy, dubious, gauche, insincere, maladroit, sinister, ambilevous, sinistral, southpaw
Examples from the Web for left-handed
Contemporary Examples of left-handed
Besides, he was left-handed, and top-notch left-handed golfers are almost as rare as left-handed catchers.Portrait of the Consummate Con Man
May 17, 2014
Apparently, a fair number of left-handed people die each year from using right-handed products incorrectly.15 Things More Likely to Happen than Winning Mega Millions
March 30, 2012
Historical Examples of left-handed
It was the elder Dumas who said, "Truth is liable to be left-handed in history."Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
Indeed my innermost feeling, now, is that "The Return" is a left-handed production.Tales of Unrest
Only one, I remember, noticed that I was shot by a left-handed man.The Million-Dollar Suitcase
“I never knew before that you were left-handed,” he returned evasively.Whispering Smith
Frank H. Spearman
If our friend is left-handed, he'll be inconvenienced for a day or two.The Lure of the Mask
late 14c., of persons; 1650s of tools, etc., from left (adj.) + handed. In 15c. it also could mean "maimed." Sense of "underhanded" is from early 17c., as in left-handed compliment (1787, also attested 1855 in pugilism slang for "a punch with the left fist"), as is that of "illicit" (e.g. left-handed marriage). Related: Left-handedly; left-handedness.