right hand

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noun

the hand that is on the right side, or the side opposite that where the heart is.
the right side, as of a person, especially this side considered as the side of precedence or courtesy.
a position of honor or special trust.
an extremely efficient or reliable person or, sometimes, tool, especially a person considered as one's assistant.

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Origin of right hand

before 1000; Middle English; Old English

Definition for right hand (2 of 2)

right-hand
[ rahyt-hand ]
/ ˈraɪtˈhænd /

adjective

on the right.
of, for, or with the right hand.
most reliable, valuable, or useful, as a helper or assistant.
Also right-handed. Building Trades.
  1. (of a door) having the hinges on the right when seen from the exterior of the building, room, closet, etc., to which the doorway leads.
  2. (of a casement sash) having the hinges on the right when seen from inside the window.

Origin of right-hand

adj. use of right hand
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

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British Dictionary definitions for right hand

right-hand

adjective (prenominal)

of, relating to, located on, or moving towards the righta right-hand bend; this car has right-hand drive
for use by the right hand; right-handed
right-hand man one's most valuable assistant or supporter
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