left-handed

[ left-han-did ]
/ ˈlɛftˈhæn dɪd /

adjective

adverb

with the left hand: He writes left-handed.
toward the left hand; in a counterclockwise direction: The strands of the rope are laid left-handed.

Origin of left-handed

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at left1, handed
Related formsleft-hand·ed·ly, adverbleft-hand·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for left-handed

left-handed

adjective


adverb

with the left hand
Derived Formsleft-handedly, adverbleft-handedness, noun
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Medicine definitions for left-handed

left-handed

adj.

Using the left hand more skillfully or easily than the right.

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