- rotating counterclockwise.
- noting a helical or spiral member, as a gear tooth or screw thread, that twists counterclockwise as it recedes from an observer.
- left-hand buoy,
- left-hand dagger,
- left-handed compliment,
- left-luggage office
Origin of left-handed
Examples from the Web for left-handed
Besides, he was left-handed, and top-notch left-handed golfers are almost as rare as left-handed catchers.
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|Andrew Carter|March 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I sawed under limbs and over limbs, right-handed and left-handed, standing on my feet and on my head.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
In Germany “left-handed” or “morganatic” marriages were allowed by the Salic law between nobles and women of lower rank.
Lee's left-handed gods at work, to dash our bowl of joy with wormwood.Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
The lanky, left-handed pitcher wound up deliberately and shot one over the plate.Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball|J. W. Duffield
And a devil told me (with respect) that they were a company of ungracious, left-handed wretches, that could do nothing aright.The Visions of Dom Francisco de Quevedo Villegas|Dom Francisco de Quevedo
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.